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South Brunswick Vikings Band Sweeps East Brunswick Band Festival

October 22, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Viking Marching Band swept all categories in this Saturday's Band Competition at East Brunswick High School with an overall score of 96.700. According to Harry J. Delgado, Band Press Liaison, the band was the highest scorer this week according to US Bands ratings in their division across the country.

This year's band show is entitled ...

EBHS Students Compete to Code for Congress

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students looking for a chance to display their knowledge in the STEM field can do so through the Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging elementary and high school students to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through coding. The challenge is designed to highlight student ...

In Appreciation of John Chaya, Teacher...

Dear Friends,

John Chaya, a teacher in the Spotswood High School English Department for the past 19 years, passed away unexpectedly this week.  He was only 51.  He had been a coach, a sailor, a collector of books, a lover of music, a friend, and a beloved friend, son, and brother.  The most important thing he was, though, was a teacher, a teacher who believed that his ...

Spotswood School District Mourns Sudden Loss Of SHS Teacher

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District is mourning the sudden passing of long time Spotswood High School English teacher John Chaya. Chaya's death shocked and saddened the staff and student body of Spotswood High School on Tuesday. The Pennsylvania native was a teacher at Spotswood High School fo 19 years. Chaya was extremely popular with students, especially the upper classmen. The ...

New Brunswick Firefighter Aids Hurricane Victims, Says Community was 'Leveled'

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene.

"This looked much more like a humongous wide tornado. It just leveled everything," Burrell ...

Former Fire Academy Instructor Charged in Teen Sex Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today.

Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault from incidents that occurred ...

EBPD Shares Guidelines for Burglary Prevention

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an effort to reduce burglaries and educate our residents, the East Brunswick Police Department promotes the use of our "Street Smart" Newsletter and Burglary Prevention Guide.

Every year there are over five million home burglaries in the United States which account for 21% of property crimes. On average, one burglary results in a financial loss of $1,725. You ...

Suspects Arrested for Burglaries to Motor Vehicles in Pine Ridge

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A home security system alerted an East Brunswick resident to suspicious activity on his property in the early hours Wednesday morning.

Two people were charged with multiple counts of counts of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property after a township resident reported that his Ring doorbell recorded a suspicious person in his yard and near his vehicles, says a ...

Prosecutor: Hillsborough Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos Online to Montgomery HS Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Prosecutor: Driver Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU Student

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Woman Charged in Crash that Killed East Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed and another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.

 Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree vehicular homicide for the crash in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, Middlesex County ...

Volunteers Step-Off Against Domestic Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence.

Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or date, ...

Woman Charged with Providing Drugs in Overdose Death

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said.

Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability in the drug of a Middlsesex Borough woman last month, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

Former Fire Academy Instructor Charged in Teen Sex Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today.

Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault from incidents that occurred ...

Hundreds Honor New Brunswick Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Boys Soccer: East Brunswick Beats Colonia, 3-2, in GMCT

October 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Second-seeded East Brunswick needed overtime to defeat 15th-seeded Colonia, 3-2, in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference boys soccer tournament on Friday.

Josh Newton scored his second goal of the game off of a pass from Srihari Sudhir late in the second overtime for East Brunswick (10-3-2). Max Lee also scored for the Bears with an assist by Andre ...

Girls Soccer: East Brunswick Blanks Metuchen, 4-0, in GMCT

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick girls soccer team moved on in the opening round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Metuchen on Tuesday.

Riya Kunderan, making her first varsity start, scored a pair of goals and assisted one one for East Brunswick (11-3-1). Kunderan struck in 12th minute, finishing a feed from Alyna Negron. A minute later, Negron ...

Field Hockey: Bears Light Up Senior Night with 4-1 Win over Sayreville

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Lady Bears Field Hockey took on Sayreville on Wednesday, October 10th for their Senior Recognition game. Seniors Shama Antala, Amanda Belmar, Jeddy Bocalan, Morgan Brody, Maddy Farrell, Christine Lee, Liliana Macotela, Deirdre Otoo, Emma Perone, Nicolette Sonatore, and Raquel Vilas were honored for their commitment to the team over these past four years.

The ...

Watson Coleman Leads Congressional Call for Mnuchin to Cancel Saudi Arabia Trip

October 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) led 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  to cancel plans to attend Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative conference in light of concerns that the Saudi government is responsible for the alleged murder of journalist Jamal ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

East Brunswick Public Library Adds Military Records Database

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —Genealogy and military history enthusiasts will be excited to learn that East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) now offers Ancestry.com’s popular Fold 3 military records database to its customers.

Fold3 contains millions of service records, photos and documents of the men and women who served in the United States military accessible to ...

Get A Scare On With Milltown's Haunted River Walk

October 19, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer School's Class of 2019. All of the proceeds from the event go to support the school's ...

"Noises Off" in November at Playhouse 22

October 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Noises Off, a comedy by Michael Frayen, opening November 2.  

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the ...

Prosecutor: Driver Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU Student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Candidate Statement: Meredith Shaw, Candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Incumbent Meredith Shaw is running  for membership on the East Brunswick Board of Education.  Residents will be able to vote for three candidates for seats on the Board.  Residents will also be able to cast an additional vote for Mark Csizmar who is running unopposed, as he is completing the term of a former member.  Candidates ...

South Brunswick Vikings Band Sweeps East Brunswick Band Festival

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Viking Marching Band swept all categories in this Saturday's Band Competition at East Brunswick High School with an overall score of 96.700. According to Harry J. Delgado, Band Press Liaison, the band was the highest scorer this week according to US Bands ratings in their division across the country.

This year's band show is entitled ...

"Noises Off" in November at Playhouse 22

October 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Noises Off, a comedy by Michael Frayen, opening November 2.  

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the ...

Get A Scare On With Milltown's Haunted River Walk

MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer School's Class of 2019. All of the proceeds from the event go to support the school's ...

Learn About Healthy Family Foods at East Brunswick Public Library

October 11, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --Healthy snacking and eating can be a challenge for many parents and guardians. To help families learn how easy it is to eat better, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick) hosts the program "Easy Peasy:  Quick and Healthy Family Foods" on Monday, November 19 at 10:30 am.

 

The program is led by Laura Vetter, ...

Community Unites to Provide Winter Coats for the Needy

October 11, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New or like-new winter coats (excluding leather and suede) will be collected from Nov. 5 through Nov. 15 at East Brunswick Township offices and other locations.

The collection hours at the township municipal complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Recreation and Parks Department, 344 Dunhams Corner Road, Monday ...

Pinkin Bill Expanding Role of Pharmacy Interns, Externs to Administer Vaccines Clears Assembly Committee

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday.

The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable ...

Rabid Animals Found in East Brunswick, North Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a fox tested positive for rabies in East Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of South Drive and Kirklin Place.

This is the eleventh (11) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the second (2)  rabid animal in East Brunswick Township.

On Friday October 5th, 2018 the ...

St. Peter's Hospital 'Exploring' Partnership Possibilities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency.

Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this month began a process of identifying potential partners. Hirsch said no timeline was set ...

EB Road Races and Mud Run Help Residents Run into Fall

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick and the Raritan Valley Road Runners are sponsoring the 41st Annual East Brunswick Road Races.  Participants will enjoy a Kids Dash, a 1-Mile Fun Run, and a 5K and 10K race.  This popular community event will be held at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road on Sunday, October 14, 2018.  Registration will begin at 8:00 ...

Why Your Furnace is Making Loud Noises

October 9, 2018

Is your furnace making loud noises that keep you up at night? Furnaces often start to make strange noises when a malfunction is occurring.

Repetitive clicking noises often indicate that there’s a problem with the ignition system. 

Your furnace’s spark igniter is trying to ignite the pilot light but fails to do so, resulting in your furnace not starting.

To determine ...

Candidate Statement: Meredith Shaw, Candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education

October 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Incumbent Meredith Shaw is running  for membership on the East Brunswick Board of Education.  Residents will be able to vote for three candidates for seats on the Board.  Residents will also be able to cast an additional vote for Mark Csizmar who is running unopposed, as he is completing the term of a former member.  Candidates ...

Candidate Statement: Neven Abdo, Candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -

Neven Abdo is running  for membership on the East Brunswick Board of Education.  Residents will be able to vote for three candidates for seats on the Board.  Residents will also be able to cast an additional vote for Mark Csizmar who is running unopposed, as he is completing the term of a former member.  Candidates for the East ...

East Brunswick Council Elections: How Can EB Attract Young People to Live Here?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To inform the voting public about the views of the six candidates who are running for three spots available on the East Brunswick Town Council, TAPinto East Brunswick has asked each candidate to provide his/her thoughts on four questions.  The answers to one of the questions will appear on this page each Friday in October.  All candidates have submitted ...

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New Jersey Department of Human Services Announces Increased Wages for Direct Support Professionals

October 22, 2018

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Monday announced wages have increased for the direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to support higher wages for ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, October 26, 11:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey , New Brunswick

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 27, 10:00 AM

Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Hall, South River

Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Fall Festival

Religions And Spirituality

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Sat, October 27, 10:00 AM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Revolution Along the Raritan and Halloween on the ...

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The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

Keep EB School Board Free from Partisan Politics

October 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When East Brunswick’s school elections were moved to November several years ago, we were immediately concerned that our non-partisan and apolitical Board of Education would eventually become partisan and political. Besides our thriving students, world-class staff, and cutting-edge curriculum, our school district has enjoyed a Board of Education that has made decisions ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

Autumn Air Conditioner Tune-Ups Just Make Sense

Last time we checked, it was barely the beginning of summer, and now it’s already autumn. How did your air conditioner hold up over the past few months? 

If you skipped having your system maintained in the spring or summer, it’s important make sure it’s still in good shape now so you can stay comfortable next season.

The number one cause of air conditioning and ...