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Graduation Day Parking Advisory

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Please be advised that all East Brunswick Township Permit Parking regulations on public roadways will be suspended on Friday, June 18, 2021. 

This will allow for overflow parking for the East Brunswick High School graduation. 

All vehicles must still follow all other traffic and parking laws.  

The East Brunswick High School Class of 2021 ...

East Brunswick: Kids and Teens Fed All Summer for Free

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Beginning this Thursday, June 17th, the East Brunswick Public Schools will offer summertime "grab and go" meals.

Meals will continue to be offered to any child 18 years or younger at NO COST.

Meal pickup will be held every Thursday through August 26th.

During the Thursday meal pickup, each child will be given seven breakfast and seven lunch meals for ...

North Brunswick Teen Wins Apple Scholarship for Gastro App

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A North Brunswick teen is a recipient of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2021 Student Scholarship, which gives the teens the opportunity to showcase important issues and create technology-based solutions. Abinaya Dinesh, age 15, is one of the 350 students from 35 different countries and regions who received this scholarship, according to a press ...

Rutgers President Holloway Meets with Some Campus Jewish Leaders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president at Rutgers said today’s meeting with some campus Jewish leaders was part of an ongoing attempt to “help foster an environment where every member feels welcomed, supported, heard and appreciated.”

Jonathan Holloway and his chief of staff, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, met with Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the executive director of Chabad House, and ...

Flag Day: Scouts and Elks Retire the Flag with Honor and Ceremony

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 50 damaged, faded, or torn American flags were presented by the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and Packs of East Brunswick for a ceremonial retirement at the Elks Lodge in the township on Flag Day. The flames rose high as flags were burned in reverent memory of the emblem and in fervent support for the nation symbolized by it.

East Brunswick Council President ...

Upcoming Roadwork: Riva Avenue

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Department of Public Works will be milling and paving Riva Avenue, in the area of Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15.

The road will be closed to through traffic, local traffic only, between 7 am and 3 pm. Local detour will be posted.

 

Five Middlesex County Towns to Celebrate Juneteenth

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick on Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17, and concluding with multiple ...

Graduation Day Parking Advisory

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Please be advised that all East Brunswick Township Permit Parking regulations on public roadways will be suspended on Friday, June 18, 2021. 

This will allow for overflow parking for the East Brunswick High School graduation. 

All vehicles must still follow all other traffic and parking laws.  

The East Brunswick High School Class of 2021 ...

Sayreville Chief Elected President of New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police.

Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) for a one-year term. His main objective: Reducing the ...

South Brunswick Police Raise over $15K for Special Olympics

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department raised over $15,000 for the New Jersey Special Olympics at their annual torch run. According to a press release, 21 South Brunswick officers began running at 5AM to raise money. Multiple New Jersey police departments held a torch run this morning including East Brunswick, Cranbury, Somerville and ...

Bear Spotted in New Brunswick Apparently Different Than the One Seen Tuesday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A bear has been spotted near the city’s border with East Brunswick for the second time in as many days.

However, the bear that was seen Wednesday between Lipman Drive and Ryders Lane/Cobb Road in New Brunswick is apparently a different bear than the one spotted on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the city told TAPinto New Brunswick that the bear seen on Tuesday ...

Male, 17, Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Injury at Heldrich Hotel

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 17-year-old male ended up with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ground and leg in a room at the Heldrich Hotel, police said.

The victim was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to a release from the New Brunswick Police Department.

A source has told TAPinto New Brunswick that based on the injuries, it appears the victim ...

Appeal Denied for Former Church Youth Leader in Sexual Assault Case

June 17, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Superior Court of New Jersey has denied an appeal by a former volunteer leader at the Eternal Life Christian Center Church in Franklin Township who is currently serving a five-year sentence for criminal sexual contact with a minor. The Appellate Division supports the judge’s sentencing and found no reason to grant the ...

Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January.

Murphy's administration released an investigative report Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

Rutgers Football Returns to Full Capacity at SHI Stadium

June 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

Two Gold Medals Highlight East Brunswick Boys Track in Group 4 Meet

SOMERSET, NJ — Brian McSweeney and Chris Serrao each took first place in their respective events to lead East Brunswick in the NJSIAA Group 4 boys track and field championships last weekend at Franklin High School.

McSweeney finished first in the pole vault with a jump of 16-00, and Serrao took first in the 110-hurdles with a time of 14-15. Both qualified for the Meet of Champions this ...

Rutgers Set to Resume Basketball Rivalry with Seton Hall on Dec. 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual men’s basketball matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall returns for the 2021-22 season as the two teams face off in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

The game is slated for Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark. 

Rutgers defeated then-No. 22 ranked Seton Hall, 68-48 in front of a sold-out crowd at the RAC on Dec. 14, 2019 in the ...

Flag Day: Scouts and Elks Retire the Flag with Honor and Ceremony

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 50 damaged, faded, or torn American flags were presented by the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and Packs of East Brunswick for a ceremonial retirement at the Elks Lodge in the township on Flag Day. The flames rose high as flags were burned in reverent memory of the emblem and in fervent support for the nation symbolized by it.

East Brunswick Council President ...

Appeal Denied for Former Church Youth Leader in Sexual Assault Case

June 17, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Superior Court of New Jersey has denied an appeal by a former volunteer leader at the Eternal Life Christian Center Church in Franklin Township who is currently serving a five-year sentence for criminal sexual contact with a minor. The Appellate Division supports the judge’s sentencing and found no reason to grant the ...

Milltown Man Rides Over 5,000 Miles in 80 Days

MILLTOWN, NJ - Nick Grisi is back at the Milltown home he shares with longtime girlfriend Stef Andara and their kitties Po and Mantis after completing the cross-country bike ride of a lifetime. Grisi peddled 5,000 plus miles to ride from the West Coast to Florida to New England. The first part of the trip included riding the ACA Southern Tier Bike Route from San Diego, California to St.

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Crossroads Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season with Fall Debut of Crossroads Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new vision for Crossroads Theatre Company titled Crossroads Festival Theatre is opening the 2021-2022 season of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), Crossroads has announced.

Crossroads Festival Theatre consists of two installments: the Fall Festival running from Sept. 22 - Oct.10 and the Spring Festival running June 7 to June 26, ...

Zuckerman Named East Brunswick Economic Development Officer

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce that Robert Zuckerman will serve as the township Economic Development Officer replacing the late Kenny Armwood. Robert comes to the township with a wealth of experience in government having worked as the Chief of Staff to former Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin. Mr. Zuckerman will still maintain a part-time position in state ...

Hidden Gems: "Literary Emporium" Opens in New Brunswick with Music, Art, and Lots of Books

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a hot day in the Hub City in a neighborhood tucked in behind the Library, across from an historic cemetery, and down the block from the iconic George Street Co-Op. This past Sunday there was dancing in the street - New Brunswick's 55 Morris Street to be precise - and an exuberant atmosphere in the hearts of those in attendance at the grand opening of Hidden ...

PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program Continues in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will continue working to make gas delivery to local homes in East Brunswick safer and cleaner.

 

The project, expected to continue into spring 2022, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP II) and includes the replacement of more than 10 miles of ...

Classic TAPinto Summer Recipe: Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

June 4, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ —  Summer is always a time for nostalgia, and that seems to be the case even this year, maybe that's because we really didn't have a summer in 2020 because of the global pandemic. We're seeing cornhole tournaments spring up everywhere, adults everywhere are eagerly awaiting news of Independence Day fireworks, and we're all grilling everything we find at our ...

East Brunswick's National Holiday: National Moth Week Marks 10th Year, July 17-25

June 10, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National Moth Week (NMW), which was started in East Brunswick in 2012, is marking its 10th year July 17 through 25 with a call to young people around the world to learn about and observe moths in their local habitats.

Each year since 2012, National Moth Week has shone a light on often unheralded moths, calling attention to their beauty, extraordinary diversity and ...

Caution: Black Bear Spotted at Rutgers Gardens

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A black bear has been spotted in the area of Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane this morning, says an alert issued by the New Brunswick Police Department. 

Rutgers Police and New Brunswick Animal Control were on the scene this morning.  The bear was seen by workers in the woods near the New Brunswick/East Brunswick intersection earlier today.

Rutgers Gardens is ...

Diegnan, 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Sponsor Bill to Rename Middlesex County's Wildlife Conservation Area in Memory of Late Senator Barnes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area. 

The three Democratic lawmakers have proposed renaming the Dismal ...

Milltown Man Rides Over 5,000 Miles in 80 Days

June 17, 2021

MILLTOWN, NJ - Nick Grisi is back at the Milltown home he shares with longtime girlfriend Stef Andara and their kitties Po and Mantis after completing the cross-country bike ride of a lifetime. Grisi peddled 5,000 plus miles to ride from the West Coast to Florida to New England. The first part of the trip included riding the ACA Southern Tier Bike Route from San Diego, California to St.

Somerville Flag Day Festival: Collecting Donations for US Troops

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

South Brunswick Police Raise over $15K for Special Olympics

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department raised over $15,000 for the New Jersey Special Olympics at their annual torch run. According to a press release, 21 South Brunswick officers began running at 5AM to raise money. Multiple New Jersey police departments held a torch run this morning including East Brunswick, Cranbury, Somerville and ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run Raises Money and Awareness for Special Olympics

NEW JERSEY - The Summer Sports Finals for the New Jersey Special Olympics were hosted on the weekend of June 12 and 13, in Lawrenceville, Princeton, Hopewell and Ewing, NJ. Following the 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on the Friday before, events in various sports took place throughout the weekend.

Disabled athletes from across the state have been training for the past year in ...

Milltown: United Way Of Central Jersey Hosts Summer Food Drive

MILLTOWN, NJ - The United Way of Central Jersey is holding its annual summer food drive on the longest day of the year, Monday, June 21 from 10 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its Milltown headquarters. The coronavirus pandemic has made food insecurity extremely challenging for many Middlesex County residents. All donations collected will be distributed to families with young children ...

East Brunswick: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Community Arts Center

June 5, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At the COVID – 19 Vaccine Clinic to be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will both be available.

To register and reserve an appointment go ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: About One in Six New Jerseyans Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The large number of Garden State residents getting vaccinated is a drastic change from the widespread vaccine ...

Manage Mosquitoes to Better Enjoy Your Outdoor Space

June 3, 2021

Dine, play, and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than ever this year by managing annoying and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Use a multifaceted approach to boost your enjoyment and help keep mosquitoes away.

Plan your outdoor activities when mosquitoes are less active. Females are the ones looking for a blood meal and are most active at dusk and dawn when looking for warmth and ...

ELECTION ROUNDUP: Learn Local Election Results Throughout New Jersey

June 9, 2021

Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state:

Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat Primary

Newcomer defeats an incumbent in this township committee primary election, advancing to face a GOP ...

Zwicker and Pappas will Face off in General Election for LD 16 State Senate Seat

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County voters have re-nominated Phil Murphy for the Democratic ticket for Governor in an uncontested primary. In the general election, he will face off against Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli, a former member of the state’s general assembly. Ciattarelli received over 45% of the Republican votes in Middlesex County, according to early ...

County Commissioners, East Brunswick Town Council: Primary Results

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The race has begun!  Tonight, the Primary Election results for the 2021 November race became known following a slew of mail-in votes, sweltering heat, and scary thunderstorms here in East Brunswick.

On the line were Commissioner candidates (vote for two) and Democratic incumbents Ronald J. Rios, who has served as Director for several years.  He was ...

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Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

Reps. Watson Coleman and Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, ahead of Thursday’s 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Cori Bush (MO-1) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), a bill to end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level and to shift regulatory authority from the Justice ...

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Sat, June 19, 9:00 AM

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Library To Hold Social Security Information Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) hosts an online program called “Understanding Social Security” on Monday, June 28, at noon. 

 

The webinar explains how Social Security works and can help attendees determine whether they will require more income at retirement and whether they will be able to retire on ...