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East Brunswick Students Named to Middlesex County College Dean's List

January 20, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE - A total of 1,257 students were named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2018. 76 are residents of East Brunswick. Students who earn 12 or more degree credits and who achieve a term GPA of 3.25 or higher with no grade below a “C” are eligible for the Dean's List. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester) to be considered ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

SPD Cautioning Borough Residents about Main Street Potholes

January 20, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is cautioning borough residents to take care when traveling along Main Street in the upcoming days. Large potholes have formed due to recent water mane breaks plaguing the area. The Spotswood Police Department has coned off the potholes, but due to the inclement weather the holes cannot be addressed right away. Traffic in both directions ...

South Brunswick Police's Foot Pursuit Leads To Arrest

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Monday's foot pursuit of a buglary suspect by officers from the South Brunswick Police Department resulted in the arrest of 42 year old Christoph Drummond. Officers responded to a call at 10:59 a.m. from a sales person in a model home in East Meadows Estates. East Meadows Estates is a new housing development located off of Beekman Road.

According to details released ...

Woodbridge Priest Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child who was between the ages of 14 and 17.

The arrest constitutes the first criminal case filed by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which ...

Sheriff's Office Offers Close-up Look Through Academy

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents can once again get a close-up look at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office through an eight-week Civilian Academy.

This academy is designed to show Middlesex County residents on the functions and duties of the sheriff’s office.

The program is conducted at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville and begins March 14, from 7  to 9 ...

Online Scammer Targeted Seniors

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Senior Citizens can breathe a little easier now since a local man has pled guilty to scamming seniors in aan online money grab.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from Edison pleaded guilty for taking part in an internationally-based computer scam which conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000.

Mohammed Alam, 25, of Edison ...

Aggravated Manslaughter Conviction, No Early Release

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from El Salvador has been sentenced to serve 25 years in a New Jersey state prison for aggravated manslaughter in the death of an 18-year old Perth Amboy man.

Francisco Carlos Ramires “aka” Carlos Campos, 22, of El Salvador was sentenced on January 4, 2019, for the killing of Jose David Guardado ...

2019 Somerset Patriots Single Game Tickets Go On Sale January 14

January 20, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced that single game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale Jan. 14. 

Tickets will be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. in person at the ticket office located at TD Bank Ballpark, over the phone by calling 908-252-0700, or online at www.somersetpatriots.com.

Ticket prices are $15 for Premium Field Box Seats, $13 for Field Box ...

Boys Basketball: East Brunswick Drives Past Bridgewater-Raritan, 54-41

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Making frequent use of its ability to go to the basket, East Brunswick built a double-digit lead by the second quarter and went on to a 54-41 boys basketball victory over Bridgewater-Raritan Saturday afternoon.

The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for East Brunswick (4-8). Bridgewater-Raritan (3-9) has been dealing with growing pains, as an entirely different ...

Girls Basketball: East Brunswick Triumphs Over Cranford, 67-45

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- East Brunswick opened a 12-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 67-45 girls basketball victory over Cranford on Thursday.

Alyssa Bondi scored 23 points for East Brunswick (10-3), which led, 19-7, after one quarter. Brianna Sliwinski finished with 11 points for the Bears, who pulled away from a 13-point lead with a 19-11 fourth quarter.

 

Mayor and Clergy Council Urge Donations to Support Federal Workers During Shutdown

January 21, 2019

 

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day.

"We feel terrible for the number of people who are caught up in the middle of a debate in Congress.  Lives and ...

Middlesex County: Online Resources for Federal Government Workers

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Government workers everywhere are feeling the effects of the Federal government shutdown. Many have families to support and are uncertain about their financial situation during this time. Middlesex County wants to remind its residents that their County is ready to support them.  

“Our County and the Board of Chosen Freeholders have been supported by so ...

Sync Up with East Brunswick Community Calendar

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ– Mayor Brad Cohen announced a partnership with Burbio to launch an events platform for the community.  Burbio hosts a free website and mobile telephone app that funnels events offered by the East Brunswick schools, library, government, and community into a singular easy-to-use digital service.

With Burbio, it’s simple for residents to select calendars ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

January 22, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur. The project was completed in 2016, and features an ...

Mayor and Clergy Council Urge Donations to Support Federal Workers During Shutdown

 

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day.

"We feel terrible for the number of people who are caught up in the middle of a debate in Congress.  Lives and ...

Congressman Pallone Keynotes Annual Piscataway Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many gathered this weekend for civic and spiritual commemorations of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did members of the community at the Piscataway Senior Center.

King, whose January 15th birthday is officially recognized on Monday the 21st, a national holiday and day of service, was a major activist in ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

3 Stores, Apartments Approved on Vacant Route 27 Lot Despite Parking Limits

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Despite concerns about parking, city officials Monday approved plans for a building with three ground-floor stores and three apartments above them on a vacant lot at Somerset Street about two blocks from the city high school.

Planning board members unanimously approved plans for the two-story building at 938 Somerset St. The structure will face Somerset Street, which ...

Jersey Avenue Getting 2 Huge New Warehouses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Jersey Avenue corridor, already home to large warehouse operations, now will have more with the city approving two more of the structures, each with more than 50,000 square feet of space.

Planning board members on Monday approved construction of a 51,180-square-foot building at 750 Jersey Ave., next door to the Occidental Chemical building.

This is the second of ...

Residents Get Answers, but not Satisfaction, at Edgeboro Landfill Meeting

January 18, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In wake of complaints about strange odors coming from the Edgeboro Landfill, a town meeting was held by the Middlesex County Utilities Authority on January 16 at the East Brunswick Municipal Building. Described as a “community forum” by the organization, the meeting was meant to serve as a place where concerned citizens could air their grievances and be met with ...

New Little Free Library is Something to Bark About

January 20, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -On Sunday, January 6th, East Brunswick residents gathered at the dog park to witness the opening of a Little Free Library.

Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over the world to foster a love of reading in communities. To date, the nonprofit has registered 75,000 libraries in 88 countries, two of which are now in East Brunswick for residents to enjoy.

The East ...

N.J. SNAP Recipients Receive February Benefits Early Amid Continued Federal Shutdown

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid early amid the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and who were approved for continued assistance received their February benefits Thursday on their ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Begins Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Middlesex County Offers Additional Flu Clinics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations.

“Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," Freeholder Director Ronald Rios said in a statement this week.

County officials cite ...

Help Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2019 Season in Middlesex County At the Brunswick Square Mall on Saturday, February 9

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6 pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. 

Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is invited to come out and learn more about their local community ...

Mayor and Clergy Council Urge Donations to Support Federal Workers During Shutdown

January 21, 2019

 

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day.

"We feel terrible for the number of people who are caught up in the middle of a debate in Congress.  Lives and ...

Congressman Pallone Keynotes Annual Piscataway Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many gathered this weekend for civic and spiritual commemorations of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did members of the community at the Piscataway Senior Center.

King, whose January 15th birthday is officially recognized on Monday the 21st, a national holiday and day of service, was a major activist in ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

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Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.Now in its eleventh year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Woodbridge Priest Arrested and Charged with Sexual Assault

January 18, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault of a child who was between the ages of 14 and 17.

The arrest constitutes the first criminal case filed by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal levels, including Gov. Phil Murphy.

"As Middlesex County, so goes the state of New Jersey," ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Be an Upstander, not a Bystander

January 16, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. King’s Holiday – Monday, January 21, 2019 – is a chance to bring attention to his vision of building the Beloved Community. There is a National Day of Service that encourages individual and collective acts of volunteering. In the spirit of this national effort, The Unitarian Society is hosting this event which will honor Dr. King’s legacy by ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 26, 7:00 PM

Pierre's of South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction

A Murder Mystery with Dessert Fundraiser

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Sun, February 10, 3:00 PM

St. Francis Cathedral Community Room (Breezeway Entrance), Metuchen

Westminster Choir College presents, "The True ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Religions And Spirituality

Sat, February 16, 2:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Chicago The Musical

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East Brunswick Public Library To Start Lending Roku TV Kits

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) has been lending its customers movies and television shows for decades.

The library is now lending Roku kits, featuring a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on a television and connects to the internet. Once online, users can watch movies and television programming.

The Roku Express+ comes with ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

January 22, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...