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Senate Bill Expands Varsity Letter Eligibility Beyond Athletics

January 13, 2017

   

TRENTON, NJ -The Senate Education Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) and Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students who participate in competitive activities other than athletics.

“A varsity ...

East Brunswick Benefits from Middlesex County’s 2017 Initiatives

EDISON, NJ – The assistance of DEVCO, the development of a countywide transportation plan,  and the implementation of new programs at Middlesex County College and in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools could positively impact residents of East Brunswick when the county puts energy behind some upcoming initiatives.

Middlesex County Freeholder Director ...

Board of Education: Reorganization, Ethics, Budget

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chad Seyler, LiWu Hong, and Robert Cancro were sworn in as members of the East Brunswick Board of Education this past week.  They were joined by newly re-elected Barbara Reiss.  Todd Simmens was re-elected as President of the BOE, with Vicki Becker returning to her role as Vice-President.  Other BOE members include Susanna Chiu, Laura Lachs, and Meredith ...

Edison: Man Charged After Violent Afternoon Carjacking

January 11, 2017

EDISON, NJ – Police charged a Sayreville man with attempted murder, assault, carjacking and other offenses following a violent carjacking incident in the parking lot of the Wick Plaza Tuesday afternoon, police said.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, John Spina, 44, of Sayreville is charged with attempted murder, carjacking, two counts of ...

NJ Lawmaker Stands Up for Painted Blue Line Police Tributes on Roadways

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Erik Peterson, R-23rd introduced a resolution in the State Assembly Tuesday objecting to a recent Federal Highway Administration ruling that would require towns to paint over the honorary blue lines in front of police departments, municipal buildings, and down main streets intended to support local law enforcement. 

“It seems that, yet ...

South Brunswick Police Seek Burglary Suspect, Release Sketch

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say broke into a Monmouth Junction home Tuesday morning while a resident was in the kitchen.

Police got a 911 call at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting that a man forced his way into the home of a Palladino Boulevard home, surprising a female resident.

According to police, the woman was in her kitchen ...

South Brunswick: U.S. Rep. Watson Coleman Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration

January 15, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12, will not be at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, she announced Saturday night.

“I am very concerned with this administration coming in,” Watson Coleman said to around 150 people during a “United Communities” town hall meeting at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey on Route ...

East Brunswick's Hallie Baum to Attend Presidential Inauguration to Represent Middlesex County's 4-H

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County 4-H Member Hallie Baum, of East Brunswick, has been selected to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. 

Hallie Baum is a recent Bronze Award winner from the Girl Scouts; an active member of the local 4-H club here; and was an actress in the East Brunswick High School Drama Club's sold-out ...

East Brunswick: 'We Cannot Take Our Democracy for Granted', Says Women's March on Washington Organizer

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer Harmon had no idea that the reaction to her Facebook message would be so quick and so strong.  Within two days, she made arrangements for more than 100 men and women from East Brunswick and the surrounding area to travel to the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21.  

"There is a 30-person waiting list, " said Harmon in an interview with ...

Basketball: Bears Stomp Falcons

January 14, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A late game three pointer by Bears guard Joe Sampson put the game out of reach for the Monroe Falcons. The Bears pulled out the win with a score of 56-45.

 

In the first quarter East Brunswick was playing great on both sides of the ball. The Bears were playing lockdown defense especially point guard, Jesse Perel. EB was creating turnovers, which were ...

Senate Bill Expands Varsity Letter Eligibility Beyond Athletics

   

TRENTON, NJ -The Senate Education Committee has passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) and Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students who participate in competitive activities other than athletics.

“A varsity ...

Girls Basketball: East Brunswick Loses to Piscataway, 60-50

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick girls basketball team surged with a high-scoring fourth quarter, but it was not enough to overcome Piscataway in a 60-50 loss on Thursday night.

Nicole Johnson scored 18 points for East Brunswick (6-3), which trailed, 29-18, at halftime. The Lady Bears scored 24 points in the final quarter, cutting jnto Piscataway's 13-point lead after three ...

Metlar-Bodine House to Host Guided Tours; Presents History of Inventing in NJ Program

January 6, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Begin the New Year with a guided tour of the Metlar-Bodine House museum and discover Piscataway’s exceptional history. Take a 21st century journey through Piscataway’s past using an APP designed for the map exhibit and pictorial display of the museum’s theme: From Indian Trail to Interstate.  

Guided, one-hour tours will be offered on January ...

East Brunswick Benefits from Middlesex County’s 2017 Initiatives

January 11, 2017

EDISON, NJ – The assistance of DEVCO, the development of a countywide transportation plan,  and the implementation of new programs at Middlesex County College and in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools could positively impact residents of East Brunswick when the county puts energy behind some upcoming initiatives.

Middlesex County Freeholder Director ...

East Brunswick: K-Mart Closing on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Despite recent growth and a surge in location occupation, more lights are going out on Route 18 South.

According to a corporate report obtained by Business Insider, the East Brunswick K-Mart is one of many that will close across the country in 2017. Four stores are closing in New Jersey.

K-Mart is owned by Sears, which will not close its New Brunswick location this ...

South Brunswick: U.S. Rep. Watson Coleman Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration

January 15, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12, will not be at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, she announced Saturday night.

“I am very concerned with this administration coming in,” Watson Coleman said to around 150 people during a “United Communities” town hall meeting at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey on Route ...

East Brunswick's Hallie Baum to Attend Presidential Inauguration to Represent Middlesex County's 4-H

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County 4-H Member Hallie Baum, of East Brunswick, has been selected to attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Citizenship Washington Focus Conference. 

Hallie Baum is a recent Bronze Award winner from the Girl Scouts; an active member of the local 4-H club here; and was an actress in the East Brunswick High School Drama Club's sold-out ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a ...

Road Trip! As New Brunswick Changes, the Corner Tavern Remains

January 5, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Vinnie Inzano has tended bar at the Corner Tavern since 1976, when his father bought the watering hole. He’ll probably continue tending bar there until it either closes or, only slightly less imaginable, a catastrophe wipes New Brunswick off the map.

At the intersection of Easton Avenue and Somerset Street, the Corner Tavern has welcomed travelers from the train ...

New Jersey Audubon Celebrates Passage of Delaware River Basin Conservation Act

January 3, 2017

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Audubon celebrates the passing of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act (DRBCA), which will provide a coordinated strategy for conservation efforts in the watershed and authorizes a grant and technical assistance program to support on-the-ground work throughout the basin. Congress passed the DRBCA as part of a larger legislative package known as the Water ...

Night With The NJ Devils Fundraiser To Help Local Teen Battling Rare Disease

January 11, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For 13-year-old Rayne Weiner, lacing up skates and giving ice hockey a try would be a dream. The teen suffers from Behcets-Vasculitis, which is a rare and debilitating disease. There isn't a known cure for Behcets-Vaculitis and treatment involves controlling the symptoms, which include painful oral and genital ulcers as well as other skin lesions. Behcet's can also cause ...

Lighting Liquidation Sale in Somerville Benefits Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lighting fixtures, chandeliers, ceiling fans and more will be offered at heavily discounted prices to support Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity during a three-day liquidation sale.

RVHFH will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the a 3-day lighting liquidation Jan. 14-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at 89 Route 206 North in the Dunkin' Donuts shopping center across ...

Freedman Chiropractic Offers ChiroTHIN Weight-Loss Program

January 11, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Obesity can cost a person the ability to move well and live independently. Obesity-related disorders include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and certain cancers. The treatment of these conditions can deplete a person’s savings, take years off of their life, and increase the costs in our healthcare system.  Since 2010, we have helped hundreds of ...

North Brunswick: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Bans Press From Mosque Town Hall Q&A

January 7, 2017

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – While U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, didn’t have a problem with members of the press covering his opening remarks during a town hall meeting at the New Brunswick Islamic Center on Livingston Avenue Friday night, he closed the questions and answers session of the meeting to the press.

Around 150 members of the Muslim community, and a few local Democratic ...

Road Trip! As New Brunswick Changes, the Corner Tavern Remains

January 5, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Vinnie Inzano has tended bar at the Corner Tavern since 1976, when his father bought the watering hole. He’ll probably continue tending bar there until it either closes or, only slightly less imaginable, a catastrophe wipes New Brunswick off the map.

At the intersection of Easton Avenue and Somerset Street, the Corner Tavern has welcomed travelers from the train ...

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Congresswoman to Attend Prayer Vigil on Inauguration Day

January 15, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Today, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman announced that she will host an interfaith prayer vigil on Friday, January 20 in lieu of her attendance at the Presidential inauguration ceremonies.

 

“The constituents of the New Jersey’s Twelfth District is a cross section of the many groups and millions of Americans that this incoming ...

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Tue, January 17, 7:30 AM

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ACG Breakfast Meeting January 17, 2017

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Tue, January 17, 8:00 PM

Garden State Ale House, New Brunswick

New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents Emerging ...

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Wed, January 18, 8:00 PM

INC American Bar & Kitchen, New Brunswick

New Brunswick Jazz Project Presents the Oscar ...

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Falling by Jane Green

Falling by Jane Green (Berkley, 2016)

 

Every now and again I just love a mindless romance novel, and I've been a huge fan of Jane Green's since her first book, Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans. Despite being classified as “chick lit,” the character and plot of Jemima J. has stayed with me for sixteen years after first reading it because the story ...

Freeholder Director Rios: Public Safety Assessment Improves Defendant Processing

January 6, 2017

On Jan. 1, 2017 Criminal Justice Reform legislation went into effect in the State of New Jersey. This reform was established to change the procedure of setting bail as a condition of release. 

One feature of the Criminal Justice Reform, known as the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), is a risk assessment system that helps determine a defendant’s risk level including how likely it ...

Learn More About Alzheimer’s and Dementia at EBPL

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts the program “I Love You! Who Are You?” on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm.

Lead by Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, the program provides useful advice and information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She will also explain how caregivers can best take care of loved ones suffering ...