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EBHS 2020 Decision Day: Here's Your Video

June 5, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's been a rather unusual year for the East Brunswick High School Class of 2020 - virtual graduation, COVID-19 pandemic leading to online education for most of the final semester of Senior year.  Yeah, Bears, a good deal of the world has been turned upside down.

However, one thing remains the same.  East Brunswick High School students continue to rise ...

East Brunswick Education Foundation Suggests Giving a “Present with a Future” to Support Teachers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Education Foundation (EBEF) pivoted their grant awarding process quickly to accommodate teacher’s needs as they conducted class from their homes.  “The switch to virtual learning required teachers to turn their kitchens, dens, and other areas of their houses into classrooms.  Teachers needed supplies like portable whiteboards, ...

Four East Brunswick H.S. Students Get National Merit Scholarship Awards

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Four students at East Brunswick High School have been awarded scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2020.

Sarah Adams, Sophie Brown, Jackson Lee and Belinda Zhang each were awarded National Merit scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's own funds.

Adams intends to study medicine at Rutgers University. Brown ...

Esha Rao - Graduates Rutgers, Becomes an Officer in the United States Navy

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an alternative ceremony was held online. In addition to the videos, which included statements from students and ...

EBHS Prepares for Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Schools Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski confirmed today that there will be a "virtual graduation" for the East Brunswick High School Class of 2020.  Students will join in a broadcast at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 17.  Although the Superintendent and the Board of Education investigated a variety of potions for this year's Senior class, none proved ...

New Jersey State Department of Education Seeking Parent Feedback on Remote Learning

NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

East Brunswick's Chris Yannazzo Honored as GMC Athletic Director of the Year

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Shortly before schools were shut down for what turned out to be the rest of the academic year in March, Chris Yannazzo of East Brunswick was informed that he was being named the Greater Middlesex Conference Athletic Director of the Year.

The honor, which is voted upon by all member ADs in the conference, was a culmination of six years that Yannazzo has put in since taking ...

Rutgers Virtual University Commencement Schedule; Judith Persichelli Addresses Camden Class

NEW JERSEY - An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They include approximately 12,304 baccalaureate degrees, 4,688 master’s ...

Hammarskjold Educator to Teach Online Lesson on NJTV

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Next Monday, June 1 at 12 PM, Hammarskjold Middle School Principal Dr. Michael Gaskell has been selected to teach a lesson on NJTV, as part of the New Jersey Learning Live series. NJTV Learning Live is a unique on-air instructional series to help kids learn remotely. Created by NJTV in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association  and the NJ ...

Rutgers Makes Standardized Admissions Tests Optional for 2021 Applicants

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To address the i­ncreasing concerns of students and families about the availability of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will make these tests optional for students applying for admission for the spring or fall 2021 semesters.

The temporary policy is driven by nationwide cancellations of the SAT ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Roadwork Continuing Along Route 522 And Georges Road

June 1, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roadwork in the area of Route 522 and Georges Road resumed last week and will continue through Friday, June 5. If the weather permits, work begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. during the upcoming work week. Residents should expect partial and full road closures. The South Brunswick Police Department is recommending drivers plan alternate routes and avoid the area ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 4, 2020

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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 ...

Letter to the Editor: EB Human Relations Council Condemns George Floyd Killing

June 4, 2020

Dear Editor,

The East Brunswick Human Relations Council strongly condemns this tragic loss of life. We are outraged by this senseless tragedy. Our hearts are with the family and friends of George Floyd.
No one should ever feel fear in their everyday lives due to prejudice, intolerance or hatred. No one should ever be afraid of being targeted. What happened to Mr. Floyd should not have ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.