Culture and History

July 25, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s historic homes, like in other surrounding communities, continue to dwindle in numbers. Remaining historic homes, however, one might find standing alongside heavily traveled roads. However, those that were built further from the road on their farms were either ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Historical Society is currently working on a book about the history of the township, a chapter of which focuses on the origins and legacy of slavery. Ed Bedling, the township historian, has spent the past few years visiting and researching the roots of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many, many others by police, East Brunswick held a Black Lives Matter protest on June 12th outside the town’s municipal building. The event was organized by several East Brunswick High School students, and ran ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At East Brunswick Youth Council’s virtual Speaking the Truth Seminar, created in light of the Black Lives Matter protests, no topic or question was off the table when it came to talking about racism. After each of the ten featured panelists’ five-minute speeches, among them ...

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     EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I am standing in a sea of people I haven’t seen in months, and the crowd keeps growing. I didn’t think the reunion would be like this. But I have never been more proud. From behind their masks, there is no question that I am staring into the eyes of people who have had ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As demonstrations persist nationwide supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Peaceful marches have taken place in South Brunswick, Highland Park, Piscataway, Edison, New Brunswick, and South River.  This Friday, the movement for ...

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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 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be holding the third of its annual Recitation of the Names of those souls lost to a diabolical slave ring in 1818, run by a Middlesex County judge who lived in what is now East Brunswick.  This event, which begins on Saturday, May 30 ...

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