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Field Hockey: Mad Hatters Help Kids with Cancer

September 22, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick High School field hockey team, in an initiative led by senior co-captains Jordyn Kamis, Cassidy Duhigg, and Kendal Taylor, are organizing a "Mad Hatter Drive"  to raise awareness of childhood cancer.  

The team is collecting brand new, logo-friendly hats that are appropriate for kids. They must be brand new due to ...

South Brunswick High School Athletic Director Elaine McGrath Elected President Of NJSIAA

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – South Brunswick High School Athletic Director Elaine McGrath is the new president of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).

She won election to the post on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  

According to the press release, McGrath previously served as first president of the NJSIAA last year and is excited to start the new year with a new ...

Power Outages at Rutgers Cancel Classes and Service in 90 Buildings; 3,000+ Students Relocated to Temporary Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Over 3,000 students, faculty and staff at Rutgers’ Douglass and Cook campuses were affected by intermittent power outages that first disrupted service on Tuesday, and continued throughout the day on Wednesday.

According to a post on the Rutgers University Facebook page, about 90 buildings experienced intermittent power issues, including 39 residence halls.

EBPD Arrests Thief Who Fled on Bicycle

September 27, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - While the homeowners were at work last Wednesday, a robbery took place on Old Stage Road.  The keen observation of a neighbor allowed the East Brunswick Police Department to find and arrest the alleged burglar.

According to a report issued Tuesday, patrol units were dispatched to a residence on Old Stage Road for a suspicious person on Sept. 21 at approximately 11:27 ...

Update: One and Only Bombing Suspect Shot, Captured

LINDEN, NJ —  

Authorities now say that Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Elizabeth man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was the one and only suspect in recent area bombings, contradicting an earlier announcement that he did not act alone.

Police found and arrested Rahami Monday morning after receiving a tip that there was a vagrant sleeping in the vestibule of ...

Breaking: Suspect in Chelsea Bombing Captured in Linden, Cop Shot

LINDEN, NJ — An Elizabeth man sought in connection with the bombing New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood over the weekend has been captured in Linden, according to multiple reports. Union County and the Linden Police Department have now also apprehended a second suspect.

Two police officers were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after one was shot in the vest ...

East Brunswick: Congresswoman to Hold Veterans Claims Clinic on October 18

September 28, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is teaming up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host a Town Hall for all veterans who reside in the 12th Congressional District.

The VA Town Hall will give veterans, their dependents and survivors an opportunity to meet with VA representatives who can assist them with any benefits questions, filing a ...

Watson Coleman Introduces the End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  — On September 21, 2016, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) announced the introduction of the End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2016, legislation that would require the Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Marshals Service to end its contracts with for-profit confinement facilities, and make critical changes to the re-entry process for individuals who have been released from ...

Don't Let This SHIP Sail for East Brunswick's Seniors

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  As with any major decision in life, it's best to know all the options.  If you are a Senior Citizen, that knowledge is particularly important when it comes to making financial plans regarding healthcare.  That's when your SHIP comes in.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Plan or SHIP provides independent, unbiased advice at no cost to retired ...

Boys Soccer: East Brunswick Defeats J.P. Stevens, 3-1

September 28, 2016

EDISON, NJ - Corrado Carbone took over the team lead in assists when he contributed to a pair of goals in East Brunswick's 3-1 boys soccer victory over J.P. Stevens Tuesday night.

Carbone now has four assists for the Bears (4-3-1), who netted two goals in the opening half against J.P. Stevens. Justin Woo, Sahil Patel and Aaron Lucea each scored a goal for East Brunswick.

Lucas Espada ...

SPHS Field Hockey: Hughes Hat Trick Spurs Tigers Win over East Brunswick 5-1

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield senior Caity Hughes score three goals and line-mate Nicole Zultowski added to others to lead the South Plainfield Tigers to a 5-1 victory over East Brunswick. The victory extends the Tigers winning streak to nine games. South Plainfield’s Zultowski, Quinn Milane and Haley Olsen each added an assist.

Kayla Reardon scored East Brunswick’s ...

Girls Soccer: East Brunswick Overcomes Piscataway, 2-1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The undefeated East Brunswick girls soccer team scored a goal in each half and hung on for a 2-1 victory over Piscataway on Tuesday.

Gina Morrison came through with a pair of assists on goals by Andrea Apostolescu and Jessica DiMatteo for East Brunswick (7-0-1).

Lauren Krinsky had a big day in goal for the Bears, making 10 saves.

 

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

September 24, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

4-H Garage Sale Set for Saturday on Cranbury Road

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  If you’re looking for bargains or to pass on your great finds to someone else, Middlesex County 4-H is holding a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The event is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. The rain date for the event is Sunday, Sept. 18.

The event will feature a ...

East Brunswick Republicans Play the Elections Close to Home

September 26, 2016

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - There was good humor, snacks, JAX, and a few beers to keep the mood positive, but it was the energy and positivity that made the evening a success.

"It is a nice, informal get-together," said Councilman and mayoral candidate Jim Wendell of the lively gathering of Republican hopefuls and their supporters at the North Brunswick Pub last week.  "We are ...

Princeton: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker Opens Clinton Campaign's State Headquarters

PRINCETON, NJ – He may not have been acquainted with her prior to this election, but it didn't take long for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, to fall for former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Opening the candidate's state campaign headquarters Sunday afternoon, Booker said that he fell in “agape love” with Clinton's spirit on ...

"Unity" is the Theme for Dems All the Way up Column B

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The stars turned out for the opening of the East Brunswick Democratic Organization's new campaign office in Lexington Village on Monday night.   John Wizniewski along with Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott, Assembly Members Nancy Pinkin and Robert Karabinchak, Freeholders Blanquita Valenti, Charlie Kenny and Ken Armwood, EB Democratic Chair David ...

Vampires, Beware: Master Gardeners Growing Garlic on Riva Avenue

September 26, 2016

RUTGERS GARDENS: The Rutgers Master Gardeners want to help you sharpen your food growing skills by offering a new gardening workshop called, “Growing Garlic in Your Garden.”

This free workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The workshop will begin with ...

Senior Meals Needs Your Wheels

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Senior Meals has been delivering lunch and kindness to homebound residents for more than 30 years. At this time, the program is in urgent need of volunteers to continue this service.

If you are:

¨ Available any weekday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

¨ A licensed driver or able to run with a driver to bring the meals to the ...

"In Da Club": Hip-Hop Artist Fifty Cent to Visit East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rapper, producer, businessman 50 Cent will visit East Brunswick in ten days as part of his promotion of his new product Effen vodka.  "Fiddy" will sign bottles of Effen at Adelphia Wines (across from the Stop and Shop, off Arthur Street) on Saturday, September 17 between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Long an entrepreneur and investor, 50 Cent has sold ...

Vampires, Beware: Master Gardeners Growing Garlic on Riva Avenue

September 26, 2016

RUTGERS GARDENS: The Rutgers Master Gardeners want to help you sharpen your food growing skills by offering a new gardening workshop called, “Growing Garlic in Your Garden.”

This free workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The workshop will begin with ...

Messge Behind Coach to Cure MD Hits Close to Home for Helmetta Family

September 26, 2016

HELMETTA, NJ - Former Rutgers University assistant football coach and Helmetta resident, Trevor Powers had worn the Coach to Cure MD patch on his shirt many times on the sidelines over the years. Ironically, the patch hit too close to home a year ago when his young son, Trent was diagnosed with the disease the patch aims to promote awareness about.

Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between the ...

4-H Garage Sale Set for Saturday on Cranbury Road

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  If you’re looking for bargains or to pass on your great finds to someone else, Middlesex County 4-H is holding a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The event is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. The rain date for the event is Sunday, Sept. 18.

The event will feature a ...

Senior Meals Needs Your Wheels

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Senior Meals has been delivering lunch and kindness to homebound residents for more than 30 years. At this time, the program is in urgent need of volunteers to continue this service.

If you are:

¨ Available any weekday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

¨ A licensed driver or able to run with a driver to bring the meals to the ...

Messge Behind Coach to Cure MD Hits Close to Home for Helmetta Family

September 26, 2016

HELMETTA, NJ - Former Rutgers University assistant football coach and Helmetta resident, Trevor Powers had worn the Coach to Cure MD patch on his shirt many times on the sidelines over the years. Ironically, the patch hit too close to home a year ago when his young son, Trent was diagnosed with the disease the patch aims to promote awareness about.

Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between the ...

Don't Let This SHIP Sail for East Brunswick's Seniors

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  As with any major decision in life, it's best to know all the options.  If you are a Senior Citizen, that knowledge is particularly important when it comes to making financial plans regarding healthcare.  That's when your SHIP comes in.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Plan or SHIP provides independent, unbiased advice at no cost to retired ...

SUSAN G. KOMEN SETS BOLD GOAL TO REDUCE U.S. BREAST CANCER DEATHS BY 50 PERCENT IN 10 YEARS

 

Plan Targets Health Equity for All, Enhanced Research Focus for Most Lethal Breast Cancers

DALLAS, TX – The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization announced a bold plan today to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research ...

Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

September 23, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance and winter relief each year.

Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create a seasonal water feature with a river of blue scillas and grape hyacinths meandering through the garden.

Turn Yard Waste into Gardener’s Gold - Compost

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save time and money by turning landscape trimmings into a valuable soil amendment.

The idea is simple, just collect disease- and insect-free plant debris into a heap and let it decompose into a fine, nutrient rich material that helps improve the soil. Don’t add meat, dairy, invasive plants, weeds that have gone to seed or perennial weeds that can take root and ...

Edison: Four Police Officers Plead Guilty To Retaliation Charge Against North Brunswick Cop

September 17, 2016

EDISON, NJ – Four township police officers pleaded guilty Friday to charges they planned to retaliate against a North Brunswick police officer who arrested an individual, known to one of the officers, for drunk driving in 2012, according to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office press release.

Officers Michael Dotro, 39, of Manalapan, Brian Favretto, 41, of Brick, Victor Aravena, ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

September 28, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

 

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

Go to TAPinto Travels for more travel ideas.

Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

TAPinto Travels Presents

Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

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1776: Playhouse 22 Takes Home Top Awards for Colonial Musical

September 21, 2016

East Brunswick -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick's Community Theater,
received three awards from the New Jersey Association of Community
Theaters (NJACT) at its annual awards dinner on Sunday, September 16.

Awardees included Best Musical of the Year for 1776 (Directed by Mary Lynn
Dobson; Produced by Adam Neary, Peter Riga, and Jay Sundell); Ethan Lynch
won Best Featured Actor in a ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 1, 7:30 PM

Crandall School, East Brunswick

East Brunswick Ghost Walk

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Sun, October 2, 2:00 PM

East Brunswick Historical Society, East Brunswick

Historical Society Sez It's the Season for Jingles

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, October 4, 11:30 AM

Mayfair Farms , West Orange

American Conference on Diversity Commercial Real ...

Giving Back

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Penguin, 2016)

 

Think Space Mountain in Disney World, which you ride in complete darkness. It's the only roller coaster in the world that I will ride on because I can't see all the scarey dips and whirls coming at me in the inkiness. Riding Space Mountain is the best analogy that I can think of for reading Harlan Coben's hottest best seller ...

Parents are the only hope for NJ public education

September 25, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

EBPL: Banned Books Week Gives Us a Chance to Think about Our Values

EAST BRUNSWICK—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) celebrates the freedom to read this September 25 through October 1 with Banned Books Week.

Bringing together the book community—librarians, publishers, teachers, book sellers and educators—Banned Books Week focuses on efforts to remove or restrict access to books in schools and ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...