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Four Middlesex Attorneys Nominated to Judicial Positions

December 5, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday announced he was nominating four Middlesex County attorneys to judicial appointments, the latest in a wave of appointments made by the lame duck governor.

Patrick Bradshaw, a partner in the New Brunswick-based Kelso & Bradshaw firm, was nominated as a Superior Court judge in Middlesex County.

Bradshaw’s partner, Thomas Kelso, is ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Rutgers Suffers "Data Breach," of 1,700 Students' Info

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on November 8 and 9, university officials confirmed.

No one’s Social Security number, address or financial information was leaked, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

Instead, the affected students, all in the Department of Computer ...

City agrees to $172K settlement with former cop

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has agreed to a $172,000 settlement with former police officer Steve Middleton, years after he filed a lawsuit against the city alleging racial discrimination.

Middleton, an African American​, served as a​ New Brunswick police officer for nearly two decades​. He​ alleged that he was repeatedly overlooked for promotions, frequently subjected to racial ...

East Brunswick Attorney Gets New Brunswick Sports Bar to Pay $57K in Wage Theft Suit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick sports bar has agreed to pay $57,500 to six former employees, following a wage theft lawsuit that went on several years.

The lawsuit, filed by former employee James Gerard, accused World of Beer of violating state and federal minimum wage laws, according to a federal lawsuit against the establishment in the summer 2015.

World of Beer has roughly 70 ...

Erratic Behaviors Lead to Suspension of East Brunswick Doctor

NEWARK, NJ –  East Brunswick doctor Sharon C. Worosilo has been issued an Order of Temporary Suspension following a display of unusual behaviors that cast a shadow on her ability to practice medicine. Worosilo is a physician with The Pain Management Institute, with offices in Cranbury Road in the township and Veronica Avenue in Somerset.

Attorney General ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Forget about the Reindeer - Santa's at the Elks!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The world's happiest and most welcome guest Santa Claus of the North Pole will visit the East Brunswick Elks Lodge this Sunday, December 10 to have breakfast with some local gigglers and their parents.

Breakfast will be served from 9:30 am to 11 am at the "Lodge on the Lake," 21 Oakmont Avenue on Farrington Lake.  The cost is $10.00 per ...

East Brunswick Lights Up for the Holidays

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hot chocolate, warm cookies, Anna and Elsa in "Frozen," prayers by a rabbi, letters to Santa, candy canes, a bonfire, happy music, and a visitor from the North Pole - what's not to like about starting the holiday season here in East Brunswick?

The township's holiday opener was held last night at the municipal center, meeting all needs for spirituality and ...

Raritan Bay Medical Center and MCVTS Put Local Students to Work

December 5, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A partnership between the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy has resulted in culinary students working in the hospital kitchen and others volunteering at the hospital.

“It’s a great partnership,” Perth Amboy Tech Principal Robert Fuller said. “Any time we can help out in the community and ...

Rutgers Suffers "Data Breach," of 1,700 Students' Info

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on November 8 and 9, university officials confirmed.

No one’s Social Security number, address or financial information was leaked, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

Instead, the affected students, all in the Department of Computer ...

Somerset Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

December 10, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

East Brunswick: What Do You Do with a Library When It Stops Being a Library? (Part 2 of 4)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Appleby. DeVoe. Chittick. Warnsdorfer. Bowne.  Good old East Brunswick names, names that appear all over town and grace local schools and streets here and in Spotswood.  Fred DeVoe loved the already-old building on Main Street in which his mother Alice Appleby DeVoe was born.  Nobody quite knows the age of the building, though some suggest that ...

White Supremacist Group Posts Anti-immigration Flyers around New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Police are investigating white supremacist flyers which were posted on George Street in downtown New Brunswick on the afternoon on December 6. 

The flyers allege "white Americans" have a "civic duty" to report undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Included at the bottom of the flyer is the number to the US ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

December 5, 2017

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

South Brunswick: Crash Kills Teenager on Fresh Ponds Road

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Bergen County teenager is dead after her vehicle hit a tree on Fresh Ponds Road Sunday night, police said.

The unidentified teenager was traveling east in a 2012 Honda Pilot on Fresh Ponds Road near Selma Drive at 6:31 p.m. Sunday night, police said.

The car left the roadway on a curve and crashed into a tree.

The Monmouth Junction Fire Department responded ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

South Brunswick: Township Pastor Charged With Having Sex With Teen

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township pastor of a New Brunswick church is charged with having “an ongoing” sexual relationship with a city teen, officials said Friday.

According to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Press release Friday afternoon, Kendall Park resident, and All Nations Church pastor Manuel Mora, 52, was arrested and charged today with having sex with a ...

East Brunswick: What Do You Do with a Library When It Stops Being a Library? (Part 2 of 4)

December 9, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Appleby. DeVoe. Chittick. Warnsdorfer. Bowne.  Good old East Brunswick names, names that appear all over town and grace local schools and streets here and in Spotswood.  Fred DeVoe loved the already-old building on Main Street in which his mother Alice Appleby DeVoe was born.  Nobody quite knows the age of the building, though some suggest that ...

Is Walking Safe in East Brunswick? Here's Your Chance to Share Your Thoughts

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick has recently witnessed some serious, even fatal, accidents at historically troublesome intersections.

There are lots of new places to shop in town, along with upgraded parking lots in front of them, too.  Are are people paying attention to how they walk and drive in the new lots?  There are texting walkers dawdling through intersections and texting ...

East Brunswick: A Defunct Library, Suburban Redevelopment, and the Lindbergh Baby (Part 1 of 4)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The DeVoe Library, the first one in the township, is located in a busy part of Main Street in the section of town called "The Historic Village of Old Bridge."  At its peak, this section of East Brunswick was the hub of trade and activity on the South River.  The great names of our township lived there and made their mark on the history of the ...

Three East Brunswick Players Named to All-GMC Girls Soccer Team

December 7, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick girls soccer team's 19-3-2 season was highlighted by a share of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship and an overtime loss to eventual Group 4 co-champion Freehold Township in the sectional finals.

The Bears' achievements are reflected in the All-Greater Middlesex Conference team for 2017. Goalie Lauren Krinsky, Madison ...

NJSIAA: “Bowl Games” Could be Coming with Massive Changes Approved for Football Playoffs

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A major overhaul to the state’s high school football playoffs and seeding system was approved by the NJSIAA’s member schools at their annual business meeting on Monday.

Public school football programs throughout the state will play to a two-champion per group tournament, which amounts to one game more than what is currently played.

Traditional ...

East Brunswick: Kloos Family Lights To Continue Support Of Powers Promise

December 7, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Kloos Family Lights has become a tradition for many area families. Each season the East Brunswick family wows residents with their fabulous holiday light display. Their unique and inviting seasonal show attracts visitors from all over the Garden State and has even been featured on ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight."

In addition to bringing joy to the ...

Forget about the Reindeer - Santa's at the Elks!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The world's happiest and most welcome guest Santa Claus of the North Pole will visit the East Brunswick Elks Lodge this Sunday, December 10 to have breakfast with some local gigglers and their parents.

Breakfast will be served from 9:30 am to 11 am at the "Lodge on the Lake," 21 Oakmont Avenue on Farrington Lake.  The cost is $10.00 per ...

Unclaimed Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold in Milltown

December 2, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - Who wouldn't want to find out they were holding a million dollar lottery ticket? Well, someone is. An unclaimed Cash4Life second-tier lottery ticket worth one million dollars will expire on December 8, 2017, if it is not claimed. The ticket was purchased at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown.

The rest stop is located at the 78.7 mile post ...

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

November 30, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that reminded me of my Grandma who passed away just a month shy of her 98th birthday.  ...

East Brunswick Attorney Gets New Brunswick Sports Bar to Pay $57K in Wage Theft Suit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick sports bar has agreed to pay $57,500 to six former employees, following a wage theft lawsuit that went on several years.

The lawsuit, filed by former employee James Gerard, accused World of Beer of violating state and federal minimum wage laws, according to a federal lawsuit against the establishment in the summer 2015.

World of Beer has roughly 70 ...

Making Classic Oatmeal Cookies brings the Entire Family Together

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie."

Oatmeal cookies are drop cookies. In the simplest ...

Four Middlesex Attorneys Nominated to Judicial Positions

December 5, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday announced he was nominating four Middlesex County attorneys to judicial appointments, the latest in a wave of appointments made by the lame duck governor.

Patrick Bradshaw, a partner in the New Brunswick-based Kelso & Bradshaw firm, was nominated as a Superior Court judge in Middlesex County.

Bradshaw’s partner, Thomas Kelso, is ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Rutgers Suffers "Data Breach," of 1,700 Students' Info

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on November 8 and 9, university officials confirmed.

No one’s Social Security number, address or financial information was leaked, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

Instead, the affected students, all in the Department of Computer ...

Somerset Patriots' Fans Trudge Through Snow to Donate Toys

December 10, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A steady stream of determined fans trudged through the snow outside TD Ballpark Saturday morning, carrying bags and boxes of donated toys inside to the Somerset Patriots gift shop where they were handed off to three US Marines in dress blue uniforms who were  collecting Toys for Tots.

The Marines were assisted by Santa, team mascot Sparkee and his namesake, manager ...

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen

December 8, 2017

BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging.

ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red wrapping. The best-by date is July 24, 2018, with the following UPC code: 4149817964.

The ...

Rabid Cat Found In Edison

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on Nov. 12 and attempted to care for it.

The cat’s health deteriorated and was eventually put to sleep at a local ...

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East Brunswick: The History of...McGinnis School

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As have many of the older buildings in our township, the recently-demolished McGinnis School has fascinated residents. For a long time, this building stood dormant, piquing the curiosity of passersby, as well as Warnsdorfer students in the building next door. I, myself, was among those young minds who was interested in this old structure that stood adjacent to my elementary ...

East Brunswick: What Do You Do with a Library When It Stops Being a Library? (Part 2 of 4)

December 9, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Appleby. DeVoe. Chittick. Warnsdorfer. Bowne.  Good old East Brunswick names, names that appear all over town and grace local schools and streets here and in Spotswood.  Fred DeVoe loved the already-old building on Main Street in which his mother Alice Appleby DeVoe was born.  Nobody quite knows the age of the building, though some suggest that ...

South Brunswick: Township Pastor Charged With Having Sex With Teen

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township pastor of a New Brunswick church is charged with having “an ongoing” sexual relationship with a city teen, officials said Friday.

According to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Press release Friday afternoon, Kendall Park resident, and All Nations Church pastor Manuel Mora, 52, was arrested and charged today with having sex with a ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Forget about the Reindeer - Santa's at the Elks!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The world's happiest and most welcome guest Santa Claus of the North Pole will visit the East Brunswick Elks Lodge this Sunday, December 10 to have breakfast with some local gigglers and their parents.

Breakfast will be served from 9:30 am to 11 am at the "Lodge on the Lake," 21 Oakmont Avenue on Farrington Lake.  The cost is $10.00 per ...

East Brunswick Lights Up for the Holidays

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hot chocolate, warm cookies, Anna and Elsa in "Frozen," prayers by a rabbi, letters to Santa, candy canes, a bonfire, happy music, and a visitor from the North Pole - what's not to like about starting the holiday season here in East Brunswick?

The township's holiday opener was held last night at the municipal center, meeting all needs for spirituality and ...

Increased Access to Birth Control Awaits Governor’s Signature

December 8, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey is celebrating that New Jersey women are one step closer to increased access to birth control after a Senate vote on legislation requiring insurance companies to cover costs for dispensing up to six months of contraceptives at one time. 

 

On December 7, the New Jersey Senate voted (36-2-0) to pass A2297 ...

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Fri, December 15, 7:30 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Nutcracker: American Repertory Ballet

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Fri, December 22, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

The Sound of Music

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, December 27, 7:00 AM

Raritan Valley YMCA, East Brunswick

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Hour of Code Returns to East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts a special late night Hour of Code program for teens on Saturday, December 16, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

 

The Hour of Code program celebrates its fourth anniversary. The program is a partnership between the library and the East Brunswick High School Code club.

 

Teens will have ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...

Ashley HomeStore of Central New Jersey and Habitat for Humanity are Making Every Tuesday #GivingTuesday This December

NEW JERSEY - Ashley HomeStore of Central New Jersey and Staten Island joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement in partnership with their local Habitat for Humanity organizations. They are offering an in-store promotion for a $20 donation, offering a $100 gift card off your purchase, valid for one year.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, ...

'An Act of God' takes a leap of faith at George Street

‘An Act of God’ takes leap of faith at George Street Playhouse

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If anyone can portray God, it must be Kathleen Turner. Local theatre goers are fortunate indeed, to have the throaty, stage smart Turner in our midst.

Turner, of course, is not only an acclaimed actress, but a female God with plenty to say about the ups and downs of religion ...

East Brunswick: The History of...McGinnis School

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As have many of the older buildings in our township, the recently-demolished McGinnis School has fascinated residents. For a long time, this building stood dormant, piquing the curiosity of passersby, as well as Warnsdorfer students in the building next door. I, myself, was among those young minds who was interested in this old structure that stood adjacent to my elementary ...