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Rutgers Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of chemistry and chemical Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Berman is among 213 people elected to the academy this year, including author Ta-Nehisi Coates, actor Tom Hanks, President Barack Obama, ...

Applications Now Available for the 2018-19 School Year Bears and Cubs Preschool at East Brunswick High School

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications for the 2018-19 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program are now available online at  www.ebnet.org/preschool, in the Main Office at East Brunswick High School located at 380 Cranbury Road and at the receptionist desk of the Administration Building at 760 Route 18.

 

FREE to East Brunswick residents, the Bears and Cubs Preschool ...

NBHS to Tackle LGBTQ+ Issues at 2018 Trans Youth Forum on April 21

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Considered an annual day for Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender non-binary, Genderfluid, and/or Gender Questioning Youth, Friends and Community Members, the 2018 Trans Youth Forum will be held at New Brunswick High School, 1000 Somerset St., on April 21.

The statewide event is expecting more than 500 hundred people, and its LGBTQ+ theme aims to inform and educate ...

Vo-Tech Assistant Superintendent and Piscataway Principal Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced today that the Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School ...

Mother of Teen Mom Arrested for Endangerment and Evidence-Tampering

April 19, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The mother of the 14-year-old accused of killing her newborn in Highland Park this week has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree.  The woman, 35, of Highland Park, was arrested after the death of a newborn baby on April 16, ...

Editor of East Brunswick Sentinel Charged with Child Pornography Possession

CHERRY HILL, NJ -  The Editor-in-Chief of The East Brunswick Sentinel, The North Brunswick Sentinel, and The Cranbury Press  has been charged with possession of child pornography following a legal search of his home yesterday.

Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and ...

Highland Park: Teen Mom Charged in Death of Newborn

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - In a tragic turn of events, a teenager from Highland Park was charged in a juvenile complaint with murder in the first degree in the death of her newborn son.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 14-year-old teenage girl from Highland Park has been charged with an act of juvenile delinquency for an offense which if committed by an ...

East Brunswick: Police Say False Alarms Will Cost You

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick has announced the kick off of the a new program to reduce the number of false alarms calls. In recent years, false alarms account for approximately 98% of all alarm calls. These false alarms divert law enforcement resources from crimes in progress, other emergency situations, and time spent patrolling assigned areas.

The East ...

East Brunswick's Rabbi Aryeh Goodman Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Child

NEWARK, N.J. – Two individuals who allegedly forced a child into commercial sex acts at multiple hotels throughout Middlesex, Bergen, and Essex counties, will appear in court today with one of their customers to face federal sex trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.  The "customer" is Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, 35, of East Brunswick, who is charged in a ...

New Brunswick: Outside Agency Sought to Provide Police Dispatchers

April 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said.

City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek proposals from outside agencies.

New Brunswick Business Administrator Thomas McLoughlin said the ...

Four Middlesex Relatives Indicted for Murder of East Brunswick Man

ELIZABETH, NJ - A grand jury has indicted four relatives all from Middlesex County in connection with a late-night fatal shooting outside an Elizabeth restaurant earlier this year. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, the jury indicted Tyquan Fuqua, 23, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, as well as Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of ...

Vo-Tech Assistant Superintendent and Piscataway Principal Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced today that the Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School ...

Milltown's Kyle Price is All Smiles in His First Boston Marathon Despite Weather

April 18, 2018

BOSTON, MA - The weather was less than ideal for participants in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Cold temperatures and rain mixed together with a bone-chilling wind to put a bit of a damper on this historic race. However, for Milltown’s Kyle Price, the tough conditions were an afterthought.

“The race was unlike anything I’ve ever done in my long career,” Price said in ...

Boys Lacrosse: East Brunswick Thumps Edison, 17-1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick scored 12 unanswered goals in the first half and went on to a 17-1 boys lacrosse victory over Edison on Tuesday.

Nick Falletta scored five goals for the Bears (6-2), who scored all their goals in the first three periods. Timmy Smith and Sean Kelliher each finished with two goals and three assists.

Also scoring goals in the rout were Tim Gudzak, Jack ...

Bears Offense Stays Hot, Takes Out Perth Amboy 13-2

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Bears continued to swing hot bats on offense en route to another shortened game due to the mercy rule in Tuesday’s contest against the Perth Amboy Panthers. East Brunswick tallied 10 hits during the 13-2 victory.

Senior Mike Falco pitched for EB, throwing five innings, striking out seven batters and only allowing two runs, which came from a home ...

Mayor Seeks Volunteers for East Brunswick Beautification Committee

April 19, 2018

Mayor Cohen's Call for Action - 

I have spent a large part of the past few months going to the public in order to discuss redevelopment plans for the township. It has been very humbling to know that most folks recognize the need to revitalize not only the commercial corridor, but the township as a whole. With that in mind, the concept of Beautification of East Brunswick has gained ...

Have Thoughts on Legal Weed? Assembly Joe Danielsen Wants to Hear from You

EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

East Brunswick Public Library Foundation Sponsors Library Fine Elimination Program For Children and Teens

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Since first opening its doors in 1967, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) has strived to promote literacy to library users of all ages. The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation has removed one barrier: eliminating overdue fines on items for children and teenagers.

“The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation is constantly looking for ...

Mother of Teen Mom Arrested for Endangerment and Evidence-Tampering

April 19, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The mother of the 14-year-old accused of killing her newborn in Highland Park this week has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree and one count of tampering with physical evidence in the fourth degree.  The woman, 35, of Highland Park, was arrested after the death of a newborn baby on April 16, ...

New Brunswick: Outside Agency Sought to Provide Police Dispatchers

NEW BRUNSWICK – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said.

City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek proposals from outside agencies.

New Brunswick Business Administrator Thomas McLoughlin said the ...

Mayor Seeks Volunteers for East Brunswick Beautification Committee

Mayor Cohen's Call for Action - 

I have spent a large part of the past few months going to the public in order to discuss redevelopment plans for the township. It has been very humbling to know that most folks recognize the need to revitalize not only the commercial corridor, but the township as a whole. With that in mind, the concept of Beautification of East Brunswick has gained ...

Franklin Township: Job Seekers Flock to Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of job seekers came out to meet more than 80 employers for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset) 4th Annual Job Fair at the Imperia Wednesday afternoon. 

There were two parts to the fair, in the early afternoon hours job seekers had the opportunity to attend workshops geared towards enhancing their job search techniques/interviewing ...

Stories about Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-Play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

Neil Simon's Comedy "Rumors" Swirls at Playhouse 22

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater presents Rumors, a comedy by Neil Simon, running April 13 through April 29.  

Directed by Mark Kalet, Rumors take place in the home of the Deputy Mayor of New York City and his wife, on the night of their anniversary.  As their friends arrive for the party, they find that Charlie ...

Franklin Township: Job Seekers Flock to Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen

April 19, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of job seekers came out to meet more than 80 employers for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset) 4th Annual Job Fair at the Imperia Wednesday afternoon. 

There were two parts to the fair, in the early afternoon hours job seekers had the opportunity to attend workshops geared towards enhancing their job search techniques/interviewing ...

East Brunswick: The History of... The East Brunswick Grange

April 18, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During East Brunswick’s agricultural years, one of the most active organizations in town was the East Brunswick Grange. Granges were fraternities for farmers that helped promote the well-being of farming in the community. There were many granges across the country during the late 19th and early 20th Century, and East Brunswick was certainly no exception. In the period ...

East Brunswick: Spring Freecycling Day Is Saturday, April 21

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Spring Freecycling Day is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, offering area residents an opportunity to discard unwanted but serviceable household items and also search for “finds” they can use. There is no charge to participate in this “free trade” event. 

Items may be dropped ...

Emily Fredricks Fundraiser Draws Crowd to EBHS Volleyball Game

April 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hundreds of friends, family members and supporters at the Emily Fredricks Memorial Volleyball Game last week against St. Joe's shared a memory as well as a victory in a non-conference match.  The stands were filled with those who honored the memory of EBHS 2011 graduate Emily Fredricks who was killed in bicycle accident in Philadelphia last November.  ...

Super Saturday in East Brunswick!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  As if East Brunswick knew that this was going to be a gorgeous sunny day, activities abounded in the parks, fields, and businesses around town.   TAPinto East Brunswick has the happy pictures of all sorts of happy Bears got outside and celebrated - finally! - the arrival of spring.

Several simultaneous events are included in these ...

Events to Honor East Brunswick's Emily Fredricks and Support Safe Cycling

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ:  Grieving friends and family of East Brunswick's Emily Fredricks , EBHS Class of 2011 who was killed cycling to work last November on Spruce Street and 11th Street in Philadelphia, are hosting several events in her memory. The East Brunswick High School Boys Volleyball Team will celebrate her life at a home game against St. Joe's on Wednesday, ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

New Brunswick Ciclovia Opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Time to Get Rid of Expired, Unused, and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

EAT BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no ...

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

April 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

East Brunswick: Spring Freecycling Day Is Saturday, April 21

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Spring Freecycling Day is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, offering area residents an opportunity to discard unwanted but serviceable household items and also search for “finds” they can use. There is no charge to participate in this “free trade” event. 

Items may be dropped ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

Travels Is At The Rock Ready for Bon Jovi

April 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Travels is excited to be backstage for the Bon Jovi concert in the Newark Prudential Center.

Nothing says Jersey more than the rockers of Bon Jovi.  We look forward to seeing them in Cleveland next week.

 

 

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East Brunswick: The History of... The East Brunswick Grange

April 18, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During East Brunswick’s agricultural years, one of the most active organizations in town was the East Brunswick Grange. Granges were fraternities for farmers that helped promote the well-being of farming in the community. There were many granges across the country during the late 19th and early 20th Century, and East Brunswick was certainly no exception. In the period ...

Highland Park: Teen Mom Charged in Death of Newborn

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - In a tragic turn of events, a teenager from Highland Park was charged in a juvenile complaint with murder in the first degree in the death of her newborn son.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a 14-year-old teenage girl from Highland Park has been charged with an act of juvenile delinquency for an offense which if committed by an ...

Veinott’s Vietnam – Time Flies When You Fly Away

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It’s been nearly a decade since South Plainfield native Philip Veinott packed his bags and moved over 8,500 miles away to start the next chapter of his life. And, a lot has changed – both personally and professionally – for Veinott in that time. 

In August 2016, Veinott married the love of his life, Helen Nguyen, and the couple is expecting ...

South Brunswick: Mayor Killmurray’s Funeral Plans Announced, Township Prepares For Administration Change

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced funeral plans for Mayor Christopher Killmurray and plans to deal with filling his position and a second one on the Council.

Killmurray, 55, died at home Sunday morning after battling brain cancer for several years.

According to the township, a viewing is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church at ...

South Brunswick: Mayor Christopher Killmurray, 55, Dies

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Mayor Christopher Killmurray died at home Sunday morning, officials announced.

In an alert to residents, Township Manager Bernard Hvozdovic said that Killmurray, 55, passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling brain cancer for several years.

A Democrat, Killmurray was first elected to the Township Council in 2003 and served as deputy ...

Mayor Cohen Celebrates Chelsea's 20th Anniversary

April 18, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Mayor Brad Cohen, an enthusiastic supporter of the Chelsea at East Brunswick, was on hand to help mark the Chelsea's 20th anniversary on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Mayor Cohen read a proclamation honoring the Chelsea and recalled the experience of his late mother who, at age 102, had hip replacement surgery and lived to be 106. Mayor Cohen is a great friend of the ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

Middlesex Vocational and Technical School, Piscataway

Middlesex County Veteran Stand Down 2018

Giving Back

Thu, April 19, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, April 20, 6:30 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Wild Kratts

Arts & Entertainment

Reading Like Cats and Dogs: EBPL Launches Second “Reading To Action” Program Series

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) begins its second Reading to Action project, which includes a series of events and volunteer projects this April.

The Reading To Action program encourages library customers to be more active in their community. This year's theme is "animals." The library is presenting a variety of programs for ...

East Brunswick Public Library Screens “Swim Team” Documentary about Autistic Athletes

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—The East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a screening of the PBS documentary, Swim Team, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Lara Stolman.

Stolman’s inspiring debut documentary, Swim Team, follows three diverse young men—Michael McQuay ...

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Washington Square Press, 2016)

For each of the twelve million victims murdered during World War II there is a gutwrenching story to be told. I have read hundreds of memoirs, biographies, plays, and novels that recount the stories of the martyrs; some are exceptional, some are fair. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, an award-winning journalist, ...