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South Brunswick: SBHS Student Removed From School After Making Threats In Video Game

February 16, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – District officials and police removed a student from the high school Thursday after he allegedly made threatening comments while playing a violent video game at his home Wednesday night.

Police said they received information about a juvenile making threats about South Brunswick High School at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Detectives investigated the incident and ...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Speak at Bloomfield College's 144th Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - United States Senator Cory A. Booker will speak at Bloomfield College's Commencement on May 19. Booker will also receive an honorary degree during the 144th commencement.

"We are delighted and honored that Senator Booker will be participating in our commencement as we approach the 150th Anniversary of Bloomfield College," stated Richard A. Levao, ...

Spotswood Board Of Education Accepts Superintendent's Resignation

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Spotswood Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 7, the board accepted a letter of resignation penned by Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco. On Monday, February 6, Rocco was officially appointed the Superintendent of the Hamilton Township School District at a special board meeting that was packed with parents and supporters. The news of Rocco's impending departure ...

Edison: One Killed, Driver Charged With DWI After Car Hits Tree

February 20, 2017

EDISON, NJ – One 22-year-old township man is dead and another resident is charged with driving while intoxicated following a single-car crash Saturday morning, officials said.

According to police, Mandeep Singh, 21, of Edison was driving on Old Post Road near Preston Street with three people in his car when he veered off the road and hit a tree at 5:03 a.m., Saturday.

One of the ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Plainfield Men With Stealing 450 Gallons Of Water From Fire Hydrant

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Plainfield men are charged with stealing some 450 gallons of township water from a fire hydrant on Sunday morning, police said.

Jorge Chacon, 34, and Pantaleon Sis, 51, both of Plainfield were charged with hooking up to a fire hydrant at 32 Commerce Boulevard around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and filling two large tanks in the back of a white box truck to get water ...

East Brunswick Woman dies in fire

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Add yet another tragic incident to the East Brunswick community this week.  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said a 60-year-old woman was killed this morning in a two-alarm fire at her home.

Tracy Baran of 16 Nelson Circle in East Brunswick was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, which was ...

Koppel Fills Vacant Middlesex County Freeholder Seat

February 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again whole.

Leslie Koppel of Monroe was sworn in to fill an empty seat on the board just after 6 p.m. tonight in the county’s administration building in New Brunswick. She took the oath of office with her hand on a Bible held by her daughter.

“I’m delighted to be a part of it,” Koppel ...

New Jersey Assembly Education Committee: PARCC May Not Be Required for Graduation

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee voted 11-1(abstention) to overturn the PARCC graduation requirement. The resolution now moves to the full Assembly for a vote. If this resolution passes both houses, the state DOE will have 30 days to come up with a correction. If the bill passes both houses, ACR 215 will not require the signature of ...

Pinkin Property Tax Appeal Bill Approved by Christie

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin to ensure homeowners who want to appeal their property taxes are aware of the appeal deadline was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on Friday.  The bill came from an idea from a resident, who felt that the tax appeal information was not easily found on their property tax bill. 

“This is a ...

East Brunswick Wrestlers Claim 3 District 18 Titles

February 19, 2017

LITTLE SILVER, NJ - Three East Brunswick wrestlers took first place in their respective weight classes in the District 18 tournament on Saturday.

Mitchell Polito won at 113 pounds, Mark Schleifer finished first at 120 pounds and Alec Gleason was the winner at 126.

Polito beat his opponents by pin in 53 seconds and technical fall, 25-10, to extend his record this season to 26-0.

Schleifer ...

East Brunswick Boys Bowling Beats Manasquan in T of C Final

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick High School boys bowling team won its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title in 20 years with a 3-1 victory over Manasquan Friday.

The Bears prevailed over Manasquan in a best-of-five Baker series. Junior Sam Bortnick rolled eight strikes in three games against Manasquan.

East Brunwick won the Group 4 title and defeated Sussex Tech, 3-0, in the ...

Knights Tame Bears in GMC Tournament

MATAWAN, NJ - In their second game of the GMC tournament East Brunswick fell to Old Bridge, 68-58, despite Bears center Dante Ralph scoring 20 points. 

 

In the first quarter it was a back and forth affair largely because of Bears senior Gil Wyman’s hot start. Wyman finished with 9 points including three 3 pointers. Old Bridge finished the first quarter with a one point lead ...

Michael Jackson Event May Be Thriller at Brunswick Square

February 9, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, February 11 between 11am and 1 pm, Brunswick Square, one of East Brunswick’s family shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, will present the  KidX program “Moonwalk with MJXpressions.” Children will enjoy a class in pop-singer essentials, including a create-your-own sequin glove craft project and a dance workshop ...

E Street Band Rocker Stevie Van Zandt to Give RU Grad Speech

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – He might not be a sitting president, but this year’s Rutgers New Brunswick commencement speaker is something of rock ’n’ roll royalty.

Stevie Van Zandt, who plays guitar in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and starred in the hit HBO show “The Sopranos,” has been tapped to talk at the university’s 2017 graduation ...

Mayor, Devco Unveil Vision for $215 Million Cultural Center Project

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — When the city completes its downtown arts and theater redevelopment project, a 27-story, $215 million tower will likely rise above Livingston Avenue, drawing nearly 40,000 additional people to the city per year, according to local officials.

To clear the path for this vision, demolition work could begin in early April. The 335-foot-tall building, which will house two ...

"Just Pups" Location in East Hanover Closed Down

February 10, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ- The ongoing saga of the Just Pups location on Route 10 in East Hanover has hit a crescendo as the store has been shut down following a string of violations.

Recently, on the night of Jan. 2, the East Hanover Police Department responded to a tip called into the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that Just Pups owner, Vincent LoSacco, was smuggling ...

Mayor, Devco Unveil Vision for $215 Million Cultural Center Project

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — When the city completes its downtown arts and theater redevelopment project, a 27-story, $215 million tower will likely rise above Livingston Avenue, drawing nearly 40,000 additional people to the city per year, according to local officials.

To clear the path for this vision, demolition work could begin in early April. The 335-foot-tall building, which will house two ...

Voting Concerns Tax Levies, Staffing, Funds for East Brunswick's Fire Districts

February 16, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick voters can decide proposed tax levies and elect candidates for the boards that oversee the township's fire districts on Saturday, February 18th.   The balloting also includes a vote for Fire Commissioner for the township.

Historically, fire district elections have had poor turnouts, yet the questions pertaining to taxes, funding, and staffing ...

Ciattarelli Calls Sanctuary City Legislation “Reckless and Irresponsible”

 
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) slammed, as reckless and irresponsible, Democrat-sponsored legislation in Trenton that forces state taxpayers to financially support New Jersey cities that choose to defy federal law and, in so doing, encourage illegal immigration.
 
Ciattarelli, a frequent critic of Governor ...

Got a Green Thumb? Grow with the East Brunswick Community Garden

February 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you an apartment dweller looking for a bit of outdoor space to plant your favorite summer veggies?  A homeowner with a yard that is not really conducive to gardening (no fence -too many deer)?  A new vegan who wants to "grow local?"

Opportunity to participate in the East Brunswick Community Garden awaits.

 

The Friends of the East ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

February 14, 2017

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

RU Names College Avenue Apartments, Walkway After Slaves

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — In the 1790s, when Sojourner Truth was born, she belonged to a man named Jacob Hardenbergh.

Truth, whose given name was Isabella Baumfree, was a slave. Hardenbergh owned the roughly 15 members of her immediate family.

He was also Rutgers University’s first president.

In a push to recognize the influence of slaves in the school’s history, the ...

TAP into East Brunswick Sponsors Spinathon at the YMCA This Saturday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Raritan Valley YMCA on Tices Lane will sponsor its annual Spin-a-thon on Saturday, February 11th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Spinning is an indoor cycling exercise program that simulates bicycle road rides accompanied by contemporary music.

 

The Spin-a-thon is a fundraiser that helps send kids to camp, teaches inner city children to swim, and provides programs ...

RU Names College Avenue Apartments, Walkway After Slaves

February 10, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — In the 1790s, when Sojourner Truth was born, she belonged to a man named Jacob Hardenbergh.

Truth, whose given name was Isabella Baumfree, was a slave. Hardenbergh owned the roughly 15 members of her immediate family.

He was also Rutgers University’s first president.

In a push to recognize the influence of slaves in the school’s history, the ...

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Traffic Stop on Route 18 Leads to Drug Arrests

February 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  -  On January 14, 2017 at 11:28pm, Ptl. Dennis Chieffo arrested two adult males for possession of 2.89 ounces of cocaine, 204 Alprazolam (Xanax) pills, 48 oxycodone pills, 126 grams of marijuana and hash oil following a motor vehicle stop.    

Ptl. Chieffo stopped a black 2008 Honda Civic at Route 18 and Cindy Way for Careless Driving, Failure to ...

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The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

Public Schools or Charter Schools for East Brunswick?

February 21, 2017

The issues with charter schools have become more prominent and divisive in our public conversation after Betsy DeVos, a big supporter of private education, was sworn in as Secretary of Education by President Trump. The people of East Brunswick accurately support the improvement of public schooling, rather than the implementation of charter schools.

By definition, a charter school is still a ...

BINGO! Win a Designer Handbag at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—The East Brunswick Friends of the Library host a Designer Handbag Bingo fundraiser event on Friday, March 3 at  East Brunswick High School (380 Cranbury Road).

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first game starts at 7:30 pm. Bingo prizes include handbags from famous designers Kate Spade, Dooney & Burke, and Coach. The event also features ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...