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East Brunswick High School Students and Teachers Quarantined as a Result of COVID-19 Exposure

September 22, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski issued a statement this afternoon regarding the status of three confirmed cases  of COVID-19 withing the public schools.  Though the cases were not transmitted within the schools, they affect students and teachers at East Brunswick High School's Team 3 who have been quarantined as "close contacts."  ...

East Brunswick Elections: Susanna Chiu for the Board of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Susanna Chiu is a candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education.  BOE candidates are not linked to any particular political party.

My name is Susanna Chiu and I have been living in East Brunswick for over 20 years with my husband Joe.  We have two children, ages 27 and 23 who have attended EBPS from K-12, who have had the benefit of receiving an ...

East Brunswick Elections: Todd Simmens for the Board of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Todd Simmens is a candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education.  BOE candidates are not linked to any particular political party.

Personal background, relationship with the schools, knowledge of education process:

I am an attorney, certified public accountant, and national partner with global accounting firm BDO USA, LLP, as well as an adjunct professor of ...

"Close Contact" Reports Becoming Part of "New Normal" in East Brunswick Public Schools

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools Dr. Victor Valeski gave a nod to the "new normal" of hybrid teaching and learning today when he sent out another update regarding student and staff reporting of "close contact" with individuals confirmed with having COVID-19. The reports were made at Chittick, Central, and Memorial Elementary Schools. 

Since ...

Watson Coleman Mourns Justice Ginsburg, Former Rutgers Law Professor

September 19, 2020

EWING, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement upon on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
 

“I am heartbroken to learn that we’ve lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a giant, contributing to legal scholarship for over half a century from her time as a law professor at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law ...

East Brunswick Public Library To Reopen September 23

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) is preparing to reopen to the community on September 23 for the first time since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

"September 23 is a day that our users and staff have been looking forward to," said library director Melissa Kuzma. "Our customers wish to browse our books, ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

South Brunswick Police and DEA Investigation Leads to Charges of Drugs and Child Endangerment

September 19, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick man has been charged on counts of drug possession and child endangerment in the Kendall Park section of the township. Michael Mcgarty, age 36, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of unlawful possession of various narcotics, and endangering the welfare ...

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Identifying Two Men Wanted for Assault

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/EXIT 9, NJ - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and the suspects were allegedly involved in a road rage incident and pulled over on the shoulder of the New Jersey ...

EBPD: Driver of Jeep Deliberately Smashed into Bowne-Munro Main Door

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with identifying a vehicle involved in criminal mischief of a school.

On 09/15/2020, Officers responded to Bowne-Munro Elementary School located at 120 Main Street for the report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, Officers observed the main entrance to the school was pushed in and multiple windows ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

SBPD Arrests Ewing Man for DUI and Unlawful Possession of Xanax

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick police have arrested a man from Ewing, NJ for possession of 112 bars of Xanax and a DUI following a car crash on Route 1 South. Daniel Saladyga, age 24, was charged with Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, Unlawful Possession of Xanax, Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, and other motor vehicle offenses. Saladyga was lodged in the ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

September 18, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

We are sharing this article from The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic ...

Practices Under Way for East Brunswick H.S. Fall Sports

September 17, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — After two and a half weeks in which no practices could take place, the resumption of preparation for all East Brunswick High School outdoor fall sports began this week.

The NJSIAA pushed back by nearly a month the start of the fall sports seasons, and also curtailed those seasons from the normal length of a fall season, because of COVID-19 and the adjustments that ...

Rutgers Football Season iS Back On As Big Ten Reverses Field

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Greg Schiano’s on-again, off-again return to the Rutgers sidelines is on again after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted Wednesday to resume the Big Ten football season on Oct. 23.

The team’s return to play an eight-game schedule will come with several new health protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Big Ten will ...

Four Rutgers Athletes, One Staff Member Test Positive For COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University has announced that four athletes and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

The athletes are members of the men’s lacrosse, gymnastics and wrestling programs.

Those student-athletes and the staff member have been quarantined and the university, in conjunction with public health officials, is conducting contact tracing to ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

East Brunswick Elections: Laurie Lachs for the Board of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Laurie Lachs is a candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education.  BOE candidates are not linked to any particular political party.

My name is Laurie Lachs, and I am seeking re-election to the East Brunswick Board of Education. 

As a lifelong resident of East Brunswick, I am a product of this superior school system and a proud member of the EBHS ...

Statistics: Seven Months of COVID-19 in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since New Jersey shut down in an effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19 this past March, East Brunswick has been involved in the full experience of the pandemic. As the township moves into a predicted second wave of virus transmission this fall/winter, it is time to review the impact of COVID-19 on the residents of East Brunswick and the medical, educational, and ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

New East Brunswick Care One Reaches Out to First Responders on 9/11

September 13, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sparkling new Care One residence on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick commemorated the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by reaching out to the township's first responders, sharing community spirit and common effort.  Care One staff shared some lunch at the location's open courtyard grill with members of the East Brunswick Police Department, Fire Department, ...

Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Announce Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health, announced this morning they are planning to merge.

The hospitals released a joint statement outlining their intention to integrate the two healthcare systems.

The announcement comes less than a year after Saint Peter’s and RWJBH signed a Letter of Intent to ...

Veg Out! East Brunswick Farmers Market at the Mall Beginning October 4

September 21, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! Sponsored by the Township of EB, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC.

The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in October 2020.  The market runs on the first and third Sundays of the month form 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, beginning Ocotber 4.

Chef Ravi: How To Make Baked Salmon Risotto

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef Ravi has combined some delicious ingredients to make an autumnal feast of well-seasoned salmon and rice.  A soothing, slow recipe for some comfort food. Try something new!

Chef Ravi: How to Make Shrimp Saag Curry

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Indian saag is a curry of cooked mustard or similar 'bitter' greens (kale, collards, turnip greens), and spinach or similar mild greens (chard, bok choy, beet greens). Any combination of greens works. Use more spices and peppers for hot saag, or less for mild in this tempting recipe from our own Chef Ravi.

Veg Out! East Brunswick Farmers Market at the Mall Beginning October 4

September 21, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! Sponsored by the Township of EB, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC.

The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in October 2020.  The market runs on the first and third Sundays of the month form 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, beginning Ocotber 4.

‘The Sky by Day and by Night: An Introduction to the Heavens’: Oct. 7 Virtual Program presented by Jim Peck

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Jim Peck, an amateur astronomer since he first saw the Russian satellite Sputnik I in the night sky as a child, will present a virtual program, “The Sky by Day and by Night: An Introduction to the Heavens,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The program is part of the Option Green lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental ...

Dignity Center Marks Four Months of Serving New Brunswick's Vulnerable Population

September 22, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gerard Muyando arrived at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon with blisters on his feet, a rumble in his stomach and the weight of life on the streets on his shoulders.

He had walked halfway across the city with the promise of a warm shower on his mind.

“I feel better as a person when I have a shower,” Muyando said. “I’ll stand under the ...

COVID-19 Lockdown Inspires MCVTS Student to Create STEM Tutoring Program

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A 16-year-old from Edison has used his energy, creativity and penchant for public service to develop a tutoring program that has now become an international phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Shivam Syal, a junior at the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison, was inspired to take action when his ...

9/11 Commemoration: East Brunswick Unites in Memory and Hope

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick community members gathered tonight to commemorate the 19th Anniversary of the September 11, 201 attacks that so impacted our nation and our local communities here in New Jersey.  Mayor Brad Cohen, Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, Commissioner/Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Board of Education members Laurie Lachs and Heather Guas and Council members Michael ...

Statistics: Seven Months of COVID-19 in East Brunswick

September 23, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since New Jersey shut down in an effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19 this past March, East Brunswick has been involved in the full experience of the pandemic. As the township moves into a predicted second wave of virus transmission this fall/winter, it is time to review the impact of COVID-19 on the residents of East Brunswick and the medical, educational, and ...

Specific Locations near to East Brunswick Listed for Free Narcan Distribution 9/24-26

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson recently announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey next week from September 24th through 26th.

The closest locations to East Brunswick including the following pharmacies:

CVS, ...

East Brunswick, Milltown Each Record One New COVID-19 case

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There were 29 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed this weekend in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Department of Health.

East Brunswick and Milltown each had one new confirmed coronavirus case on Sunday. There were no additional cases reported in South Brunswick, Spotswood or Milltown.

There were no coronavirus-related deaths since Saturday. The ...

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in the Township of Piscataway, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Blackford Avenue and William Street.

This is the sixth rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2020 and the second rabid animal in Piscataway.

On Saturday, September 5, the Piscataway Animal Control ...

Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Announce Merger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health, announced this morning they are planning to merge.

The hospitals released a joint statement outlining their intention to integrate the two healthcare systems.

The announcement comes less than a year after Saint Peter’s and RWJBH signed a Letter of Intent to ...

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Fall Lawn Care Tips

As summer transitions into fall, it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress. Let the weather and the condition of your lawn help you develop a plan suited to your landscape.

Continue mowing actively growing lawns. Mow high, leaving cool season grasses like bluegrass and fescues at least 2 ½ preferably 3 ½ inches tall after cutting. Warm season grasses like ...

Register to Vote at the EBPL on September 22

September 21, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you need to register to vote? Stop by the Library in the Park tent outside the building to register to vote in the 2020 election. 

Voters must be registered by Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in order to participate in the November 3, 2020 elections.

Voter registration will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 12:30 - 5:30 pm

 

Middlesex County to begin mailing Vote-By-Mail ballots to active registered voters, installing drop boxes in every municipality

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a new state law mandating that the general election be held mainly via Vote By Mail. Despite the pandemic, Middlesex County is ensuring voters still have a safe and secure way to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election.

 

In accordance with the new state law, Middlesex County will begin mailing ...

East Brunswick Elections: Ashish Verma for the Board of Education

EST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ashish Verma is a candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education.  BOE candidates are not linked to any particular political party.

1) Some personal background of the candidate, including relationship to the East Brunswick Public Schools,  knowledge of education processes, etc.

About myself:

I am a longtime resident of the Apple Ridge community in East ...

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5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

September 21, 2020

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

East Brunswick Public Library and ProFysio Physical Therapy Host Workshop on Successful Remote Learning

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To help families get ready for a school year from home, East Brunswick Public Library and ProFysio Physical Therapy are hosting the online workshop “Successful Remote Learning: Workstation Setup, Stress Management and Exercise” on Thursday, September 24 at noon.

 

With the new school year partially taught remotely, there are many concerns about how ...

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios: POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Even when the people we care about are far away, we can always keep them close in our hearts. In times like these, this lesson is more apparent than ever- and it’s an important one to remember on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, that day falls on September 18, 2020. It’s dedicated to our nation’s servicemen and women who were prisoners of ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Letter to the Editor: Why I Will be Voting for Mayor Brad Cohen and his Team

September 20, 2020

Dear Editor:

I want to address a few points and explain why I support Mayor Brad Cohen in his re-election bid.

1. Redevelopment

It is important to note that the 2016 affordable housing court settlement happened under a Republican-controlled town council. The town had one year to give the Judge and the state a plan. Our Planning/Engineering department did this in 2016. Through ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...