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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

January 8, 2019

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 ...

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 ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...