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Spotswood Community Comes Together To Help Beloved School Employee

September 23, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A familiar face has been noticeably absent from the Memorial Middle School for the past two weeks. Frank Luongo has not been in his usual spot greeting students and parents at the morning drop off. For Spotswood and Helmetta parents, Memorial Middle School teachers and staff, Frank, as he's affectionately known, is a vital element of the sixth through eighth grade school's ...

EB Board of Education: Meet Candidate Jean Reger

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New to politics and eager to do service to the East Brunswick Public Schools, Board of Education Candidate Jean Reger thinks that students' mental health and school climate are important issues that could use some more attention.

"Students' mental health is the #1 key to school safety," said Reger in an interview with TAPinto East Brunswick.  ...

East Brunswick: "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Corps Band to Perform at JMPAC

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Art Department have once again achieved recognition as the host for a nationally-recognized band that has brought honor and distinction to the United States.

As part of its 2017 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th, at the Jo ...

East Brunswick: Wal-Mart Confrontation Leads to Aggravated Assault

September 21, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On September 15, 2017, patrol units responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot on Route 18 North for a motor vehicle accident resulting from a road rage incident. The investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal dispute inside of Wal-Mart which later continued in the parking lot, according to a report issued by the EBPD yesterday on ...

Cops Not Naming Medical Practice Whose Patient Records Were Stolen

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Authorities won't yet name the local medical practice whose patient records were stolen from a storage unit in East Brunswick.

The incident came to light this week, when the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Fernando Rios. Cops claimed the 33-year-old Sayreville resident stole and then sold more than 1,000 medical ...

East Brunswick: Medical Records and Personal Information Stolen from Local Facility

EDISON, NJ - Fernando Rios, 33, was arrested today on one count of identity theft in the second degree, one count of trafficking in personally identifying information in the second degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree. 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said the Sayreville man was arrested ...

What You Should Know about Equifax Data Breach

September 16, 2017

Have you ever applied for a car loan, credit card, lease or mortgage? You may be among the 143 million Americans whose private data was exposed during a recent breach at Equifax – one of our nation’s top three credit reporting agencies. It’s outrageous that Equifax waited more than a month to inform consumers about this hack. And it’s unconscionable that some executives ...

Bears Can’t Complete Comeback in Loss to Falcons, 19-21

September 23, 2017

MONROE, NJ - The East Brunswick Bears trailed the Monroe Falcons by 14 points entering the fourth quarter. The Bears stormed back and had the chance to take the lead but a missed field goal resulted in a 21-19 loss for EB.

Monroe struck first as they were able to intercept a pass and return it 45 yards for a touchdown to take an early 7-0 lead. In the second quarter East Brunswick put together ...

Boys Soccer: East Brunswick Defeats Old Bridge, 3-1

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - East Brunswick scored two goals in the second half to put the wraps on a 3-1 boys soccer victory over Old Bridge on Saturday.

Sanket Jain, Ivan Loncar, and Jagath Ranaweera all scored for East Brunswick (4-3). Akeem Alexander, Justin Woo and Corrado Carbone added assists for the Bears.

Lucas Espada made seven saves in goal for East Brunswick, which outshot the Knights, ...

Rutgers Football hit with NCAA sanctions, escapes harsher penalties

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers was hit with a two-year probation period, after the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled the university failed to monitor its football program, the NCAA announced Friday afternoon.

The penalties fell short of the more punitive measures that were considered, which included the loss of scholarships and bowls.

Still, they added little to the ...

East Brunswick: "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Corps Band to Perform at JMPAC

September 21, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Art Department have once again achieved recognition as the host for a nationally-recognized band that has brought honor and distinction to the United States.

As part of its 2017 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th, at the Jo ...

East Brunswick Museum Candlelight Cemetery Tours Shed Light on Township's Past

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Museum will hold its annual candlelight tours of the historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery on October 14 and 15, 2017. During each tour, visitors will follow lighted paths through the cemetery as costumed re-enactors portray former residents of East Brunswick and the surrounding area.

The program brings these characters to life with displays and ...

Piscataway Superchiefs to host 40th Annual Marching Band Festival

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway High School’s Superchiefs Marching Band will play host once again to 17 bands from around New Jersey at its 40th Annual Superchiefs Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. on Dominic R. Ciardi Field.

During the festival, marching bands will get to express their creativity performing in a variety of categories, competing to win awards such as Music ...

Amazon on the Raritan: Mayor Cohen Supports Initiative to Bring Corporate Giant to Middlesex County

September 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A project being spearheaded at the county level could bring national prestige and high-level professional employment to East Brunswick.  

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said the county is pursuing efforts to bring Amazon’s East Coast headquarters to Middlesex County, and Mayor Brad Cohen is enthusiastic about the effort.

Rios said the ...

On the Hunt for Records—and Some Magic—in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The interior of Spina Records looks like it could pass for a very over-the-top friend's basement music collection.

Boxes of records fill the room, and more recognizable album covers—from acts like Metallica, The Smiths and Prince—line the walls. Antiques and novelty items, like a ceramic dog and a pair of antlers, fill whatever space is left. And the ...

EB Board of Education: Meet Candidate Jean Reger

September 21, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New to politics and eager to do service to the East Brunswick Public Schools, Board of Education Candidate Jean Reger thinks that students' mental health and school climate are important issues that could use some more attention.

"Students' mental health is the #1 key to school safety," said Reger in an interview with TAPinto East Brunswick.  ...

East Brunswick: "Welcome to Moe's" on September 21

September 17, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Moe’s East Brunswick is located at 326 Route 18 North, and the restaurant is excited to shout “Welcome to Moe's!” to the local community who come to celebrate the restaurant opening on September 21. The first 100 guests in line opening day will receive free burritos for an entire year! The free burritos a year prize entitles each winner to one burrito ...

East Brunswick Day: Free Food, Fun, Community on September 23

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick and sponsors Jane Mueller of REMAX and TAPinto East Brunswick, are excited to announce the 4th Annual EAST BRUNSWICK DAY to be held outdoors at the Community Arts Center on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. This special event acknowledges the many nonprofit, volunteer-based organizations in the Township and will also showcase ...

South Brunswick: Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

September 19, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries' Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

More than 150 people from South Brunswick and Franklin townships came out Thursday night to the South ...

Milltown Community Park Clean Up Is Calling All Volunteers

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its second New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for the upcoming fall season.

Projects on tap will be painting pavement and picnic tables, planting ...

Spotswood Community Comes Together To Help Beloved School Employee

September 23, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A familiar face has been noticeably absent from the Memorial Middle School for the past two weeks. Frank Luongo has not been in his usual spot greeting students and parents at the morning drop off. For Spotswood and Helmetta parents, Memorial Middle School teachers and staff, Frank, as he's affectionately known, is a vital element of the sixth through eighth grade school's ...

Spotswood High School DECA To Host Color Run

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School DECA is calling all runners and walkers to come out to their Color Run on Sunday, October 1 at Spotswood High School. The Fun Run/Walk will be held on the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear white so they can get as colorful as possible.

The cost of the Color Run is $20. All ...

East Brunswick: Girl Scout Starts Diaper Bank at Crisis Room

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - EBHS sophomore Ella Hornstein knows how to make things happen.  As an active member of East Brunswick's Troop #81355, she taught little kids in town how to "Stop, Drop, and Roll" and other safety procedures to earn her Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. She then went on to earn her Silver Award by driving the contribution of ...

Spotswood High School DECA To Host Color Run

September 21, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School DECA is calling all runners and walkers to come out to their Color Run on Sunday, October 1 at Spotswood High School. The Fun Run/Walk will be held on the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear white so they can get as colorful as possible.

The cost of the Color Run is $20. All ...

East Brunswick: Rabid Bat Discovered on Yorktown Road

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a bat tested positive for rabies in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Yorktown Rd and Brandywine Dr. This is the eighth (8) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2017 and the first (1) rabid animal in East ...

Sisters Network of Central NJ 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk Set for Oct. 7

SOMERSET, NJ - Runners and walkers will participate in the 13th annual Sisters Network of Central NJ 5k Breast Cancer Race/Walk at Colonial Park in Somerset on Saturday, Oct. 7.

"I would like everyone to come out and support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey," Deputy Mayor Carl Wright said at last week's council meeting. "Our very own Kimberly Francois ...

Successfully Transition Houseplants Indoors for Winter

September 18, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best.

Give them a shower before they move indoors.  A gentle blast of water washes dust and dirt off the leaves and ...

North Brunswick: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

East Brunswick: Medical Records and Personal Information Stolen from Local Facility

EDISON, NJ - Fernando Rios, 33, was arrested today on one count of identity theft in the second degree, one count of trafficking in personally identifying information in the second degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree. 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said the Sayreville man was arrested ...

Team Milltown To Host First Annual Milltown Tailgate Party

MILLTOWN, NJ - Team Miltown is calling all football fans to come to the borough's first annual Tailgate Party on Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at the Milltown American Legion Pavilion.

This family-friendly event will feature an outdoor screen where fans can watch the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks game while enjoying burgers, hot dogs, unlimited beer and soda along with corn-hole games.

L' Shanah Tovah: Torah Links Begins New Year in East Brunswick

September 17, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Presenting an opportunity to "live Jewishly" and to embrace tradition with an eye toward the future, Torah Links, a Jewish education center and social hub, opened last week in East Brunswick.  Nearly 800 attendees visited the revitalized building which includes classrooms, a social room, offices, and mikvah cleansing facilities.  The new rabbis were there, ...

"Run Back to God" at Heavenly Farms This Saturday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Mary's Egyptian Coptic Church invites athletes to "Run Back to God" in a 5K race held at Heavenly Farms this Saturday. Hosted by the Class of 2018, the “Run Back to God 5K” is a Bible themed road race for elite runners and casual walkers alike. Participants of all walks of life are encouraged to join us in this family-oriented community ...

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Stress, Success and Destiny: NJ Public Lecture Series

September 22, 2017

This is to announce a fascinating lecture series on the theme of ancient wisdom and its role in everyday life. The speakers are world renowned philosopher from India A. Parthasarathy (also known as Swami Parthasarathy) and his daughter-disciple Sunandaji. 

Swami Parthasarathy will speak on the “Law of Karma” and will explain how you alone are in control of your life. As he ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, September 24, 7:30 PM

East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick

Concert with Buenos Aires' Singer, Cantor & ...

Religions And Spirituality

Sat, September 30, 11:00 AM

East Brunswick Elks, East Brunswick

ParaX Paranormal Expo

Arts & Entertainment

The Hall Mills Murder Case by William Kunstler

The Hall-Mills Murder Case (The Minister and the Choir Singer) by William Kunstler (Rutgers University Press, 1964

At the end of Brown Avenue in Lavalette, NJ sits an ancient, gloomy, gray house. Flanked by contemporary beach homes, this brooding edifice stands out as a relic of a former era. My friend, Cathy noted to me that this house has a notorious history. “It was once owned by ...

Letter Supporting Senator Diegnan

September 23, 2017

Dear Editor,

 

I am supporting my friend, Patrick Diegnan, for re-election to the State Senate. Senator Diegnan is recognized as one of the leading advocates for ensuring quality public education for all of our residents, regardless of economic status. He served as an advocate for Middlesex County families as an Assemblyman from 2002 until he joined the State Senate ...

FedEx Job Opportunities at EBPL Job Fair

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s New Jersey Career Connections service partners with FedEx Ground to host a job fair at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Thursday, September 28 from 6 to 9 pm.

A FedEx Ground talent acquisitions coordinator will be available to discuss ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...