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EB Schools: Registration for Morning and After Care Now Open

May 20, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ Registration for Morning and After Care for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  Visit www.ebnet.org/registrationandpayment to enroll. 

Families that register prior to July 1st will receive a discounted registration fee of $25 (this fee increases to $50 on July 1st.) 

For information and pricing for all programs,  ...

East Brunswick Hosts Drive-In Movie Nights

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hey!  Remember the Drive-In movie on Route 18 South in East Brunswick?  In the age of COVID-19, the Drive-In has re-emerged as an East Brunswick summer staple.  Let's go, as East Brunswick Recreation hosts Drive In Movie Nights on May 29 & 30 at Heavenly Farms..

And...you get to vote for the movie to be shown.

The township needs to limit ...

Historic Tour of Somerville Canceled; Plans Ongoing for 2021 Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on America’s oldest competitive cycling event until next year.

Despite the setback, race organizers ...

Virtual Indian Music Concert to Benefit Franklin Township Food Bank

The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food Bank.

 “Jwala 4 Jersey” will feature NJ-based band Jwala, the members of which ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief: Concert Playlist Tells a Jersey Story

NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars were the medical and first responder personnel featured in the program.  The songs chosen ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Hosts Star-Studded JERSEY 4 JERSEY Benefit Show Tonight

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) today announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities.

This special evening will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and celebrities participating from their homes, including Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Jon ...

New Brunswick Jazz Project Hopes to Spread Music, Joy with Concert

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The sound of jazz music will return to the city on Wednesday night.

The New Brunswick Jazz Project will be presenting a Facebook Live concert starring pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton.

The one-hour concert not only celebrates the project’s 10th anniversary, but it will mark the return of jazz music to the city since last month’s social distancing ...

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Girl Scouts: Learning Skills In Nature Increases Self Confidence

May 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- When girls participate in outdoor adventures, they benefit in important ways and the great news is now many of the Girl Scout Outdoor programs are available online for free.  Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental stewardship through Girl Scouting.  Self-guided programs are available to download and safely ...

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

When Middlesex County Manufactured and Milled: The History of Parsons’ Brookford Snuff Mill

May 15, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - One of Middlesex County’s best-kept secrets is the ruins of what was once the site of one of the largest snuff manufacturers in the country. Parsons Brookford Snuff Mill in North Brunswick was at one time a leading producer of tobacco snuff. (Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverized tobacco leaves. It is inhaled or "snuffed" into ...

Girl Scouts: Learning Skills In Nature Increases Self Confidence

May 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- When girls participate in outdoor adventures, they benefit in important ways and the great news is now many of the Girl Scout Outdoor programs are available online for free.  Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental stewardship through Girl Scouting.  Self-guided programs are available to download and safely ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, June 1, 1:00 PM

Spotswood VFW Post 1489, Spotswood

Spotswood Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointment ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 1, 8:00 PM

East Brunswick

Redevelopment Agency Meeting

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Thu, June 4, 8:00 PM

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Zoning Board - 2020

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EBPL Seeks Artifacts for COVID-19 Time Capsule

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is definitely a historic event, forever shaping the world around us. To record the stories of what happened and how the community lived through this unique time, East Brunswick Public Library is putting together a time capsule.

 

"We are living through history," said Karen Parry, the library's Information Services Manager.

East Brunswick Public Library Finds Innovative Ways To Serve Community During COVID-19

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Out of an abundance of caution, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) closed their facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that didn’t stop library staff from finding ways to provide library services to the community.

 

“The library has been closed for over two months,” said Melissa Kuzma, Interim ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...