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Beth's Book Review

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)   Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though Kevin Kwan’s novel focuses on the Chinese, the themes are universal; family strife, consuming competition to get ahead, and love conquers all being ...

Councilman's Corner with Sterley Stanley

I would like to thank TAPinto East Brunswick for allowing me to write a column for our residents here in our township. The goal of the column is to be informative and nonpartisan. With that said, I would like to begin by talking about an exciting partnership the town of East Brunswick is forging with HMS Host Inc.  They are looking to hire locally for all their positions, and this is a great opportunity for those currently looking for part-time or full-time work.   One of the main thoughts on everyone’s mind is ...

Dad in the Box

I was so excited to receive an important alert on my phone.  It made me feel, I don’t know, special.   Presidential Alert THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System.  No action is needed   Even though I am president of nothing, it was gratifying to know that someone actually wanted to alert me to something.     I immediately called the president of our local Garden Club to see if she got the message too.  If so, I told her, we probably should contact all of ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- To help teens and their families better understand the college planning process, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) will host two special programs this September. The programs are led by Lisa Helyes, an academic college planner and member of the New Association of College Admission Counselors. Helyes will explain the keys to a successful college preparation and application process. The first program, "Path to College Workshop" is on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 pm.  ...

Health News You Can Use

Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors related to longer life included never smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, and getting more than 3.5 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity. The ...

Kevin's Corner

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 heating failure is dirt. To keep the system clean change your air filters at least every three months, ideally every month. Additionally, have a qualified ...

Liz on Theatre

‘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 twists and turns center on daughter Brooke (Adriana Spizuoco), a writer who is visiting her parents after moving east to Long Island.  Her mother, ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

South Plainfield -- Senator Patrick Diegnan said that the findings of the NJ Transit audit confirm the need for passage of comprehensive reform legislation to make NJ Transit more responsive, transparent and accountable to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who ride their trains and buses every day. Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Assemblyman McKeon (D-Middlesex), the sponsors of NJ Transit reform legislation that has passed the Senate and is awaiting Assembly action, and Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Senate ...

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