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Culture and History

November 29, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - What does it mean to love your country? In these days of challenge and contention, what does loving America really mean?  The East Brunswick Elks want to know. The East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370 is sponsoring an essay contest for Middlesex County residents who attend Grades ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has announced that its list of official university holidays will include Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The state university will recognize the holiday when it is observed on Friday, June 17. The school will follow the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For those residents of East Brunswick who have bewailed the lack of a social downtown filled with unique items for sale, good food, music, treats, a little wine and a bit of beer, today was your day. Sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Coalition, the First Annual Harvest ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to rename Park Middle School as the Malcolm E. Nettingham Middle School (580 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) in honor of the hometown hero and member of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition will host a Harvest Fest on Saturday, November 13 from 12 to 7 pm. This inaugural event will be held in the Historic Village of Old Bridge here in the township on Main Street.  The festival will include a tour of the East Brunswick Museum, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Voice were heard and cultures were celebrated at last night's celebration of inclusion and diversity - the 2021 Unity Walk.  Over 100 residents gathered near the Municipal Pond to greet each other and to share some similarities and differences in a space that was open in many ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Human Relations Council will host its annual Unity Walk on Monday, October 25 at 5:30 around the East Brunswick Municipal Pond on Civic Center Drive. The walk is the township's celebration of the varied voices that comprise a unified community and provides ...

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  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ-- The East Brunswick Museum will conduct live tours of Chestnut Hill Cemetery for the first time in two years on October 16 and 17, 2021 from 5:30 PM-8 PM each night.  An annual tradition for 30 years, the tours were conducted virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - All hands were on deck today as East Brunswick was represented by local businesses, religious organizations, community service groups, politicians, artists, and athletes as East Brunswick celebrated itself on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in October. Almost 200 tables were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick’s 7th ANNUAL EAST BRUNSWICK DAY will be held on Sunday, October 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. outdoors at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township celebrated its 250th anniversary Saturday with a parade featuring civic groups, township employees, veterans, the Hillsborough High School marching band and antique cars. The 50-square mile township, one of the largest in New Jersey, came into existence in 1771, ...

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RUTGERS GARDENS - From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 (rain date: September 26), the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts will co-host a two-mile walk winding from Douglass Campus through Cook Farm to Rutgers ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Speakers told four chilling tales of their experiences connected to the 9/11/2001 terror attacks on New York City last night at East Brunswick's commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the event.  Candles in hand, around two hundred residents attended the formal, solemn ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in this deadly incident, in which four passenger planes hijacked by members of al-Qaeda crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in ...

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  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – In conjunction with the East Brunswick Public Library, the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be mounting a Remembrance Exhibit to inform, inspire, and engage the local community. Knowing our history, its triumphs and its tragedies, allows us to chart a course for a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough artist Brian Romeo is having his work featured in a special display at the East Brunswick Public Library during the month of August. Fourteen of the Edison Township middle school art teacher's paintings hang in a collection for people to view and purchase. "Last summer, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Now the time to get your history on, Bears!  Learn about East Brunswick history and visit some notable local zones.  All residents are invited to participate in the East Brunswick Museum's Scavenger Hunt. Here's how it works: 1. Take a look at the pinned post for the ...

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PERTH AMBOY - Middlesex County officials have named the newest county park in honor of Thomas Mundy Peterson, a Perth Amboy resident and the first African American to vote in the United States after the 15th Amendment granted African American men the right to vote. Located along the waterfront ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One hundred and fifty-five years passed from the day the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, were informed of the Emancipation Proclamation to the day last September when New Jersey declared Juneteenth an official holiday. In recognition of Juneteenth’s new status as a state ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a hot day in the Hub City in a neighborhood tucked in behind the Library, across from an historic cemetery, and down the block from the iconic George Street Co-Op. This past Sunday there was dancing in the street - New Brunswick's 55 Morris Street to be precise - and an ...

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  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president at Rutgers said today’s meeting with some campus Jewish leaders was part of an ongoing attempt to “help foster an environment where every member feels welcomed, supported, heard and appreciated.” Jonathan Holloway and his chief of staff, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370 will host their annual ceremony to honor "Old Glory" in a Flag Day Commemoration at 6:00 pm, Monday, June 14.  The Elks Lodge is located at 26 Oakmont Avenue, near Farrington Lake in East Brunswick. All are welcome to participate in an ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy in partnership with the South Amboy Parade Committee will host an Irish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Middlesex County Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the festival promises to be an exciting and family friendly event that will ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition has introduced their second episode of the "Conversations With..." virtual series.  This time, the episode takes a look at local history and its importance as the township moves forward in a conversation with Howard Schmidt. Howard Schmidt ...

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Tonight will mark the culmination of a dream and the commemoration of a tragic chapter in African American history for Dr. Dale Caldwell, the president of New Brunswick’s Board of Education. Caldwell, the co-founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you remember a drive-in movie on Route 18 near Tices Lane?  How about the aroma of freshly-baked bread coming from the Wonder Bread bakery?   Maybe our collective memory could use a bit of support. A new East Brunswick book is on its way for early next year. East ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company is sponsoring a community-wide event Tuesday May 25 to acknowledge the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. “Art-Making as a Community: Thoughts on Freedom and Justice” will begin at 7 p.m. in front of the New Brunswick Performing Arts ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At their annual ceremony, the Lost Souls Memorial Project in East Brunswick unveiled a plaque to commemorate the 137 African Americans who were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the early 19th century. Township Council members, community leaders, and local activists presented ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The next exciting chapter is about to be written in the lives of Kaila Boulware and Raymond Cheley Sykes, two booklovers who fell in love as students at Rutgers. Now married and raising Truth, their smiling 1-year-old son, the couple is getting ready to open Hidden Gems ...

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