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Book the Date! Support the East Brunswick Education Foundation This Saturday at Barnes and Noble

November 29, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Education Foundation is hosting an event at Barnes and Noble in East Brunswick all day Saturday, December 3rd.   

Click here for Bookfair Vouchers.

Monies raised from this event go right back to the East Brunswick Public Schools in the form of grants to teachers and administrators for materials and programs that enhance and enrich ...

Sayreville Man Arrested in Connection with Old Bridge Homicide

December 2, 2022

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutors Office has announced that Marvin Tyler, 32, of Sayreville, has been arrested in connection with the death of Jason Freeman earlier this week in Old Bridge. 

Authorities received a 911 call on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at approximately 5:05 p.m., reporting an altercation in the parking lot of 100 Perrine Road in Old Bridge, that ...

East Brunswick Police Department Makes Arrests After Shoplifting Attempt at Ulta Beauty on Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday afternoon at around 1:17, three men were arrested by the East Brunswick Police Department after a Shoplifiting in Progress was reported at Ulta Beauty on Route 18 South.

It was reported that two suspects wearing all black with ski masks entered a white SUV waiting in the parking lot and fled the scene. This suspect vehicle was eventually located on Eggers ...

Old Bridge Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver in Incident Near Bus Station

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is seeking help in finding the driver of a pickup truck involved in an incident in Old Bridge near the NJ Transit Park and Ride on Monday night. A woman crossed the street near the bus station and was dragged nearly 100 feet by a truck that left the scene.

At approximately 7:49 P.M. on Monday, the Old Bridge Police ...

Suspicious Truck with Anti-Muslim Billboard Photos Circles Piscataway Mosque

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and members of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County (MCMC) will hold a joint press conference in Piscataway on Wednesday in response to an incident of ethnic and religious harassment and perceived bias-motivated intimidation that reportedly ...

South Brunswick Police are Searching for Missing Person, Asking for the Public's Assistance

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person who was last heard from this past October. Veronica McLean is a 22-year-old black female who is 5’04” tall and weighs 130 lbs, according to police. Police have also released this photo of McLean to the public.

According to a press release, McLean had been living at Community ...

East Brunswick: Veterans Day Observance Honors Service, Builds Community

November 13, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick hosted an evening of observance for local veterans on Friday night.  It was a solemn and inspirational event that drew the community together in prayer and remembrance.  Sponsored by the township and the East Brunswick Veterans Alliance - JWV Post #311, VFW Post #133, and the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America - and facilitated ...

On Veterans Day, Americans are Urged to Find a Way to Serve

COLUMBIA FALLS, ME. —  The 11th hour has become synonymous with Veterans Day, originally called Armistice day, in recognition of the document signed at the 11th hour, or the 11th day, of the 11th month. In reality, the Armistice ending the war to end all wars was signed around 5 am on November 11th. Over the course of the next 6 hours, nearly 3,000 men ...

Special Guests at Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Football: Vietnam Vets and Eli Manning

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood PAL Football honored a few of its local heroes on Sunday, Nov. 6, as the youth football players celebrated a "Salute to Service." 

Ron Amadeo and Joe McCourt were the honorary captains for the sixth grade game. Mr. Amadeo served in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966 as a U.S. Army infantry reconnaissance scout. Mr. McCourt, who ...

Excitement Surrounds First-Ever Bears/Chargers/Rams Ice Hockey Season

December 1, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK/SPOTSWOOD/SOUTH RIVER, NJ - East Brunswick, Spotswood, and South River High School's inaugural ice hockey season kicks off with a home game on Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. at the Pro-Skate Ice Rink in South Brunswick. The team will be taking on Colonia/Woodbridge/JFK High Schools in the first of 10 games for the upcoming 2022-23 ice hockey season. South River High School ...

Carolina Panthers DB Myles Hartsfield to Open Limitless Fitness Gym at Raritan Center Plaza in Sayreville

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Carolina Panthers star and Sayreville native Myles Hartsfield will celebrate the grand opening of Limitless Fitness Gym at the Raritan Center Plaza (426 Raritan Street, Sayreville) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

Now in his third season with the Carolina Panthers, Myles Hartsfield attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he ...

Three East Brunswick Field Hockey Players Selected to All-Middlesex County Team

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three members of the East Brunswick High School field hockey team have been named to the All-Middlesex County Team for 2022.

Samantha Arnold, Yana Popova and Prisha Dhruve of East Brunswick all were selected to the team in a vote of the Greater Middlesex Conference coaches.

Arnold, a sophomore, finished with 16 goals and 17 assists for the Bears (15-4-1), who won the ...

Your Guide to the Holidays in New Brunswick

December 2, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Starting with the annual Tree Lighting at Monument Square Park on Friday, Dec. 2 and every day throughout the season, New Brunswick City Center will be bustling with holiday cheer, events, amazing food and drink and, of course, plenty of shopping. 

“Join us in this Winter Wonderland as New Brunswick launches another incredible downtown experience,” said Pam ...

I Hear Those Sleigh Bells Ringing! Join Your Community to Open the Holiday Season This Sunday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Just in case you needed a reminder - East Brunswick opens the holiday season with some community fun this Sunday afternoon.  Sing the songs, watch the movies, drink the cocoa, and wait for Santa's arrival with your friends and neighbors.

The busy, happy elves of the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks, joined by the hot cocoa makers of the East ...

Save the Date for the Milltown Holiday Train Display

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Historical Society has been working toward moving and restoring the borough's train station and is once again hosting a holiday model train display railroad enthusiasts won't want to miss on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 25. Santa will also be making a special appearance from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Train lovers and ...

East Brunswick Celebrates a 'Season of Lights' on December 4

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The busy, happy elves of the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks, joined by the hot cocoa makers of the East Brunswick Education Association and several festive local businesses, will create a winter wonderland at the Municipal Complex on Sunday, December 4 at 5:15.  Residents, families, and friends are invited to watch a winter movie (bring your blankets ...

East Brunswick: Pet Photos with Santa on December 11

December 3, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - C'mon!  You know you have to do this!  Pet photos with Santa and a holiday marketplace all at once!

New Beginnings Animal Rescue and the Raritan Valley YMCA are hosting a pet photos/holiday market fundraiser on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Raritan Valley YMCA, 144 Tices Lane in East Brunswick.

All pets, children and families ...

Your Guide to the Holidays in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Starting with the annual Tree Lighting at Monument Square Park on Friday, Dec. 2 and every day throughout the season, New Brunswick City Center will be bustling with holiday cheer, events, amazing food and drink and, of course, plenty of shopping. 

“Join us in this Winter Wonderland as New Brunswick launches another incredible downtown experience,” said Pam ...

Sayreville Man Arrested in Connection with Old Bridge Homicide

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Prosecutors Office has announced that Marvin Tyler, 32, of Sayreville, has been arrested in connection with the death of Jason Freeman earlier this week in Old Bridge. 

Authorities received a 911 call on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at approximately 5:05 p.m., reporting an altercation in the parking lot of 100 Perrine Road in Old Bridge, that ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

Where Are The Best Places to Shop on Black Friday? WalletHub Study Ranks Them

November 24, 2022

NATIONAL -- Black Friday shopping is one of America’s most treasured holiday traditions, but there’s always a bit of hassle involved. Traditionally, shoppers have to get up early, stand in endless lines at stores and try to find deals through hordes of other shoppers — all in the name of savings. In 2021, though, Americans shopped from home on Black Friday more than they did in ...

True Food Kitchen Opens Newest Location at Menlo Park Mall in Edison

November 30, 2022

EDISON, NJ — True Food Kitchen’s mission is simple: Eat better. Feel better. Live better.

Every single ingredient matters at the newest location at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, which opened in mid-October.

The menu is full of unique creations that taste great, packed with healthy benefits that make you feel good — boosting your balance, happiness, focus and ...

Harvest Time for Cranberries in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

NEW JERSEY - Growing cranberries is a family business in New Jersey, with a lifestyle that involves intense work during a growing season, nurturing plants and flooding fields for gathering fruit. Nobody knows this better than Bill Cutts, one of three generations of family members who are now reaping the harvest deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

The Cutts family has been farming ...

East Brunswick: Home for Thanksgiving? Go Take a Hike

November 21, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you ready for some football?  Getting ready to gobble some stuffing? Happy to get a couple of days off from work or school?  Terrific!

But how about a bit of outdoors time this Thanksgiving week, especially if you have guests who could use a bit of a walk before or after a few slabs of pumpkin pie?

The East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks ...

East Brunswick: Pet Photos with Santa on December 11

December 3, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - C'mon!  You know you have to do this!  Pet photos with Santa and a holiday marketplace all at once!

New Beginnings Animal Rescue and the Raritan Valley YMCA are hosting a pet photos/holiday market fundraiser on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Raritan Valley YMCA, 144 Tices Lane in East Brunswick.

All pets, children and families ...

East Brunswick in Stitches over "Celebration Tree"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00pm the Township will reveal its first Celebration Tree in the Public Library.  Residents are invited to meet the creators and join neighbors to win games and prizes and enjoy some snacks at the event.

"Made entirely out of granny squares created by multi-generational and multicultural members of the community, this tree ...

Save the Date for the Milltown Holiday Train Display

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Historical Society has been working toward moving and restoring the borough's train station and is once again hosting a holiday model train display railroad enthusiasts won't want to miss on Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 25. Santa will also be making a special appearance from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Train lovers and ...

New Soil, Air Quality Tests at Colonia High School

November 21, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Soil samples from outside Colonia High School are already being analyzed for contaminants, and environmental consultants did air quality tests inside the school this past weekend, Superintendent Joseph Massimino says.

This new round of testing comes weeks after parent Edyta Komorek – an environmental scientist – gave school officials scientific results from ...

East Brunswick: Home for Thanksgiving? Go Take a Hike

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you ready for some football?  Getting ready to gobble some stuffing? Happy to get a couple of days off from work or school?  Terrific!

But how about a bit of outdoors time this Thanksgiving week, especially if you have guests who could use a bit of a walk before or after a few slabs of pumpkin pie?

The East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks ...

Brighten the Holidays with Colorful Plants

November 22, 2022

Garden centers, florists and grocery stores are filling their shelves with a variety of holiday plants; a sure sign the holidays are approaching. This is the time of year to give, receive or fill your home with colorful poinsettias, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, and other holiday plants. Extend their beauty and longevity with proper care.

Start by selecting healthy plants that have been ...

Piscataway Islamic Leaders Condemn Anti-Muslim Bias Incident; Call for Investigation

December 1, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A truck displaying images of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India circled the parking lot of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County (MCMC) in Piscataway and two other Central Jersey mosques on Saturday, November 26 prompting Islamic leaders to launch an investigation and condemn hateful rhetoric, saying such actions are only meant to intimidate and harm rather than ...

East Brunswick: Final Election Results Show Democrats, Incumbents Sweep

November 21, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Board of Elections has finalized the results of the 2022 General Election, giving residents a clearer picture of how their community voted. In Congressional District 12, all county positions, and East Brunswick township council elections, Democrats had a full sweep of the votes.

In the major elections, East Brunswick voted as follows:

United ...

Finalized Election Results in South Brunswick Township

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Board of Elections have finalized the results of the 2022 General Election, giving residents a clearer picture of how their community voted. In the major elections, South Brunswick voted as follows

 

Congress, 12th district:

 

Bonnie Watson Coleman (D): 8,260 votes

Darius Mayfield (R): 4,196 votes

C. Lynn Genrich ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

December 1, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

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Press Releases

Local Entrepreneur Ally Coghlan Running Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser

December 2, 2022

When I was a child, my grandpa passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease. I grew up with him alive, but never knowing the real him. Never seeing his personality shine. I got to know him through family stories and home videos. My middle name Frances takes after him, Francis Vetrecin. I have the passion to do a fundraiser this month in his memory. 

 

Hi, my name is Ally Coghlan, ...

Letters to the Editor

Walter Reilly Jr., Founder and Owner of Local Collision Center, Passes Away at 71

November 30, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township is mourning the passing of Walter A. Reilly Jr., a lifelong resident, and local business owner. He was the owner and founder of Reilly Collision Center, located on Route 1 in the Monmouth Junction section of the township. Reilly passed away on Monday, November 21st at the age of 71 due to cancer, according to his obituary.

“We extend our ...

PSE&G Encourages Residents to Be Safe and Prepared for Remants of Tropical Storm Nicole

November 11, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- Hurricane Nicole has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to drench the East Coast of the U.S. this weekend. Showers are expected in the afternoon on Veterans Day with a 90% chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. 
Friday night will bring showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Gusty winds and heavy rain are possible. Rainfall ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

It’s the most direct and effective way of connecting with your audience and converting them into customers.

According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

In fact, ...

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...

TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, December 03
09:00 AM — 09:00 PM

East Brunswick

24 Hour Play Fest

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Sat, December 03
08:00 AM — 01:00 PM

East Brunswick

SAT Testing

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Sun, December 04
01:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

A Grinchmas Whobilation at the Brook ...

Holiday Celebrations 2022

It is that time of the year when we look forward to seeing family and friends. Whether it is in person or via Zoom, being with those we care about during the holidays always brings us peace, joy, and hope.

But it is also during the month of December that we start to think about the upcoming holiday season and most likely start to stress about how we can get everything done before the season ...

Senate approves Diegnan bill requiring signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations

The Senate Monday unanimously approved legislation requiring NJ TRANSIT to identify and display markers of New Jersey historic sites and memorials in or around its rail stations and bus terminals.

Senator Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation with the goal of educating residents of and visitors to New Jersey about the Garden State’s rich and distinguished ...