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Middlesex County: Free Online Learning Platform Puts 4,500 Courses at Residents’ Fingertips

February 19, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - More affordable learning and skill-building is now available at home via computer here in East Brunswick and throughout Middlesex County.  All county residents can take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex.

“SkillUp Middlesex is an ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move would ...

Former Somerville Librarian Helps Rutgers Digitize Local History

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Before retiring last year after 43 years working as a historian and researcher at the Somerville Library, Jim Sommerville had been working for many years with Rutgers University to preserve photographs of local history for submission to the New Jersey Digital Highway.

“We are pleased to announce that SCLSNJ's very first local history collection of digitized ...

Marc Brown, Author of "Arthur" Series, to Visit EBPL on March 1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation celebrates national Read Across America Week by hosting a special author visit with Marc Brown, the creator of the best-selling Arthur book series, at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 pm.

“We’re thrilled to have an author of this caliber ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

February 17, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move would ...

Hot Video: EBFD Recounts 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Here are the highlights of the volunteer activities of the East Brunswick Fire Department for 2017.  In town, in the area, and on the Turnpike, these are powerful images of public safety procedures in action.

 

EBPD: 4 Charged with Drug Possession near Main Street

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Following a motor vehicle stop for an illegal turn near East Brunswick's Historic District, 3 men and 1 woman were charged by the EBPD with possession of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.  The tangle of streets near Main Street is also the location of Bowne-Munro School, so the charges also included Intent to Distribute in a School Zone.

According to a ...

Pinkin Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

February 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's Assemblywoman is trying to do something to address this ...

Highland Park Cop Charged in New Year's Drunk Driving Incident

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A Highland Park off-duty cop has been charged in a New Years Eve drunk-driving incident which left three people seriously injured, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Norman E. Brown, 44 of Perth Amboy, faces charges of assault by auto and driving while intoxicated, according to a statement from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Woodbridge Policy Director Robert ...

Girls Basketball: East Brunswick Outs Middlesex from GMC Tournament

February 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The top-seeded East Brunswick girls basketball team defeated Middlesex, 56-35, Saturday night in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament at New Brunswick High School.

East Brunswick (19-2) advances to the GMC Tournament semifinals, where the Bears will play Edison at 3 p.m. Monday at Spotswood High School, with the winner moving on to the ...

Girls Basketball: East Brunswick Blasts Old Bridge in GMCT Opener

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The top-seeded East Brunswick girls basketball team opened the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament with a 64-29 victory over Old Bridge Wednesday night.

Nicole Johnson scored 19 points for East Brunswick (18-2), which jumped out to a 15-4 lead after a quarter and led, 38-13, at halftime.

Alyssaq Bondi connected for 12 points and Brianna Sliwinski sank 11 points for ...

Bears Runs, Jump, and Throw at Central Jersey Group 4 Sectionals

TOMS RIVER, NJ - East Brunswick High School Boys and Girls Track and Field scored some amazing results for four athletes who will be competing in next week’s Group 4 State Finals in Toms River last Saturday.  The Group 4 Track and Field High School Teams are among the most competitive in the state, having risen to the top in several events.

Two Lady Bears successfully secured their ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

February 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Mayor Cohen Meets with Murphy, Rios at Mayors' Roundtable

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick on Feb. 14, as the Governor hosted mayors from throughout the County for a roundtable discussion on critical issues facing the County’s towns and residents.  East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen was there, asking questions about ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: "This is the Time" Says Mayor Cohen

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Consider yourself heard.  East Brunswick officials have read your comments on social media, listened to your opinions at Township Council meetings, and encouraged you to verbalize your ideas at community gatherings.

At a meeting Tuesday, attended by approximately 200 people at the EB Community Center, the mayor, the Town Council, the Redevelopment Agency, ...

Middlesex County: Free Online Learning Platform Puts 4,500 Courses at Residents’ Fingertips

February 19, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - More affordable learning and skill-building is now available at home via computer here in East Brunswick and throughout Middlesex County.  All county residents can take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex.

“SkillUp Middlesex is an ...

Girls Basketball: East Brunswick Outs Middlesex from GMC Tournament

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The top-seeded East Brunswick girls basketball team defeated Middlesex, 56-35, Saturday night in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament at New Brunswick High School.

East Brunswick (19-2) advances to the GMC Tournament semifinals, where the Bears will play Edison at 3 p.m. Monday at Spotswood High School, with the winner moving on to the ...

Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

February 17, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

Marc Brown, Author of "Arthur" Series, to Visit EBPL on March 1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation celebrates national Read Across America Week by hosting a special author visit with Marc Brown, the creator of the best-selling Arthur book series, at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 pm.

“We’re thrilled to have an author of this caliber ...

East Brunswick Business Owner Sues to Stop New Hotel Going Up in New Brunswick

February 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -The owners of an East Brunswick hotel are suing to halt the construction of another such establishment a few miles away in New Brunswick.

Shan & Dylan LLC, who own a Comfort Suites just off Route 18, filed suit in an effort to press the New Brunswick Planning Board to rescind its approval of the four-story hotel, which ​was issued in November.

That proposal calls for ...

ShopRite Of Spotswood Renovations Complete

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - ShopRite of Spotswood shoppers have endured months of shopping around the 60,000 square foot store, wondering where favorite snacks, drinks, cereal and more were currently being housed. They've dodged construction and needed to ask where certain items could be found, but like true New Jerseyans, they persevered and shopped on. Now, the long wait and shopping frustration is ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs for Employees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including St. Peter's Healthcare System -- parent corporation of New Brunswick's St. Peter's Hospital -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, ...

Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

February 18, 2018

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

"Cherish the Ladies": Get Your Irish on to Help Vets with PTSD

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Veterans Post #133 joins Old Bridge's Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh in sponsorship of a festive gathering featuring Cherish the Ladies, an internationally-renowned Irish musical group, on Sunday, February 25 at the Joyce Kilmer American Legion Post #25 in Milltown.  The event is part of an ongoing fundraising effort on the part of ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies.

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs for Employees

February 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including St. Peter's Healthcare System -- parent corporation of New Brunswick's St. Peter's Hospital -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, ...

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Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

February 18, 2018

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

Guest Column

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The ...

New Brunswick/Middlesex County Reentry Site Opens

February 18, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals, is pleased to announce the grand opening a new reentry site in Middlesex County on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. The office is located at 57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin will offer remarks and cut ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, February 19

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, February 19, 7:00 AM

Raritan Valley YMCA, East Brunswick

Presidents Celebration at the Raritan Valley Y

Other

Sun, March 4, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Staatskapelle Weimar

Arts & Entertainment

Library Hosts Program On Joint Replacement Surgery

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital partner to present the special medical program “Considering Total Joint Replacement in 2018” at the library on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm.

Lead by board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kayiaros, the program gives a brief overview of arthritis of ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...