Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

May 17, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

Brother Jimmy’s Closes, Bar Popular with College Crowd Owes $80,000 in Rent

NEW BRUNSWICK - Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, a downtown restaurant next to the train station and across the street from Rutgers University housing, has closed, apparently the result of declining sales.

“Brother Jimmy’s ceased operations on Monday, May 7 due to their inability to pay rent owed to the New Brunswick Parking Authority,” city spokeswoman Jennifer Bradshaw ...

More Than 30 Top Restaurants to Bring their Best Dishes to Chef’s Night to Benefit Elijah’s Promise on June 11

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 30 of Central New Jersey’s top restaurants and food purveyors will share their best dishes at the 19th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night at The Palace at Somerset Park, Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

This culinary extravaganza benefits Promise Culinary School in New Brunswick, which trains individuals for professional careers in the culinary ...

Calling Back-In-The-Day Spotswood High School Graduates, It's Reunion Time

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - If you graduated from Spotswood High School in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 or 1982, it is reunion time. A 5 for 40 Spotswood High School Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 21 at the American Legion Post 253. Reunion fun starts at 3 p.m. and includes a picnic, beer and wine. A cash bar will be on hand as well. The cost for the upcoming 40th reunion is $40.

Graduates from the ...

Rutgers Gardens Hosts Lettuce Festival Featuring Superfood "Scarlet Lettuce"

NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ.

Rutgers postdoctoral fellow Csanad Gurdon ...

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