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November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night. It may not be possible for you and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Five members of the East Brunswick girls tennis team were named to the Greater Middlesex All-Conference Team for 2019. East Brunswick, the Group 4 state champion, won the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions for the first time in 11 years in October. The Bears defeated Moorestown ...

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The East Brunswick Township held their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Municipal complex last night. The event consisted of a wreath ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in active combat, prayer sermons from both the Catholic and Jewish leadership in East Brunswick and a speech from a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 20 residents met Monday night to discuss strategies to block the possible sale of a neighborhood elementary school to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Their grassroots campaign to halt the sale of the Lincoln Annex School will start with attending the Nov. 19 ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Ten-year-old Brianna Feeney has been selected as the Central New Jersey Area Four Alternate Ambassador for the Elks Special Children’s Committee.  South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 sponsored Brianna as one of the state’s eight ambassadors and alternate ambassadors.  New Jersey ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey put together 1,000 care packages for shipment to US troops deployed overseas during Saturday's 15th annual Veterans Day packing event at the Manville VFW. The day began at 8 a.m.

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Let amaryllis fill your home with flowers for the holidays and keep the blossoms coming all winter long. When you plant several different types of amaryllis bulbs, from both the southern and northern hemisphere, you can be sure to get a long-lasting, colorful show that will brighten your mood and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast, including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, motion picture dealing with the drug epidemic makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford Theatre. Related: Cranford ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Known for her leadership as the director of the Piscataway Senior Center, Amy Bauman was recently recognized by the county for her work with the aging and has been awarded the 2019 Middlesex County Volunteer of the Year. Mayor Brian Wahler, on behalf of the Piscataway Municipal ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - A Woodbridge man has been charged with the murder of his roommate. Corne Dionisio, 33, was arrested Saturday and has been charged with first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault in the second degree and two counts of  aggravated assault in the third degree in the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of South Brunswick held their annual Veteran’s Day celebration at the Municipal Complex to honor those in the community who have served their country. The event featured a salute to the local veterans with accompaniment from the South Brunswick High School ...

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AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER - Saturday - 11/23/19 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "An Evening of Laughter" with three comedians and dinner is being hosted by the Hillsborough UNICO club at Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 Route 28 in Bridgewater, on Saturday, Nov. 23rd beginning at 6:30 p.m. The family style ...

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Prepare your evergreens now before winter weather takes its toll on your boxwood, arborvitae and rhododendrons. Winter wind, sun, frozen soil, snow and ice can wreak havoc on our plants, especially evergreens. Water plants, especially evergreens and new plantings, thoroughly before the ground ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center will become a hotbed for jazz enthusiasts with the launch of The Jazz Remix@ NBPAC on Saturday, Nov. 16. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Andy Snitzer and electrifying violinist Karen Briggs will launch the program. The second ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--Earlier today, a suspicious person led to a need for three schools to issue a shelter in place order for a period in the early afternoon.  The following was issued by the East Brunswick School District: At 2:10 PM today EBPD received a report of a suspicious male, possibly ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ -  The name may have changed, but the good stuff remains!  Back again this Thanksgiving, the Diaper Dash (formerly Track Friday) will be a day of fitness and fun to support the AECDC-Central Jersey Diaper Bank.  Burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories while giving back to the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council is sponsoring a Holiday Toy Drive for kids in the township.   Residents are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the EB Rec Center at 334 Dunham's Corner Road through the month of November. Items will be shared with local ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Although the East Brunswick football team lost, 15-13, to Sayreville in the final game of the season Thursday night, the Bears made measurable strides to head into the new decade with what seems like a solid foundation for the future. The Bears led at halftime, 13-7, and ...

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John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease ...

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JAMESBURG, NJ - Two people were murdered this week in Jamesburg, with a home fire providing at least a dangerous distraction from the violent crimes. Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua and Chief James J. Craparotta of the Jamesburg Police Department announced today that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Playhouse 22 will be having Open Auditions for A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00pm for select featured adult and featured and ensemble children’s roles for their December 2019 production of A Christmas Carol. Directed by Ken Paris Rehearsals will be ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) spent the November District Work Period learning more about both the strategic partnership between America and Israel and the challenges facing the region while on the ground in Israel with the American Israel Educational Foundation ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department is offering High School Equivalency and Citizenship programs free of charge to all Adult East Brunswick residents, as well those in as surrounding communities. The High School Equivalency Program is ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college.  Founded in 2005, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last Night, voters in South Brunswick voted against a measure to increase funding to the Open Space, Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. If voted into law, the township would increase the usual four cents per $100 of collected property tax revenue ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Department of Public Works is seeking a full-time sanitation laborer. The union position comes with benefits and a starting salary of $32,469. Applications can be downloaded online and returned in person to Cate Leedy in the Spotswood Borough Administration Office or emailed to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second day in a row, hundreds of people stood in line outside the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street waiting to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis A virus in response to a public health warning issued by state and county health officials who reported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The waiting room at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center on Thursday was crowded with wheezing moms, sneezing dads and kids with the sniffles. As soon as they are feeling better, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. wants them to sign up for health insurance during the open enrollment ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old Woodbridge man who serves as a basketball coach at a Red Bank-based private training club has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a child. Corey J. Pinto, who serves as a coach at Hoops America, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 12 criminal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Wednesday, Rutgers partied like it was 1869. The university threw a joyous celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first collegiate football game between Princeton and Rutgers. The glee club sang "On the Banks of the Old Raritan." The ubiquitous Scarlet ...

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