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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Official Program for East Brunswick #Never Again Vigil

February 24, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A solemn vigil of remembrance will be held at the East Brunswick High School football field on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm.  the program will feature blessings, speakers, and a call to action in response to the murders of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The program has been ...

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The East Brunswick #NeverAgain Vigil

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm on the EBHS football field, the Township of East Brunswick will host a vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and those of prior school shootings and to show our commitment to the safety of our school community. 

On February 14, which was both Ash Wednesday and ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Mayor Cohen Meets with Murphy, Rios at Mayors' Roundtable

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick on Feb. 14, as the Governor hosted mayors from throughout the County for a roundtable discussion on critical issues facing the County’s towns and residents.  East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen was there, asking questions about ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: "This is the Time" Says Mayor Cohen

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Consider yourself heard.  East Brunswick officials have read your comments on social media, listened to your opinions at Township Council meetings, and encouraged you to verbalize your ideas at community gatherings.

At a meeting Tuesday, attended by approximately 200 people at the EB Community Center, the mayor, the Town Council, the Redevelopment Agency, ...

GOP Political Analyst Bill Kristol Speaks at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University/New Brunswick will host national political analyst William Kristol for a public lecture titled “Our Country, the Constitution and Conservatism.” on Monday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George St.

Kristol will answer audience questions at the conclusion of his ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, VA. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

BREAKING: Charges against Senator Menendez to be dropped

WASHINGTON, DC - According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright:

“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail. I am grateful that ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils ​His Pick to ​Run Bealeagured NJ Transit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​Gov. Phil Murphy used the Hub City as the backdrop to announce a new figure who​ will take the helm at NJ Transit, the statewide mass transit agency which has fallen from grace over the past several years.

Kevin S. Corbett, vice president of the engineering and transportation consulting firm AECO​M​, was announced as the new executive director ​of NJ Transit ...

State AG Criticizes ICE Detention of 2 Middlesex Men, Attempted Arrest of Another

TRENTON, NJ - State attorney general Gurbir Grewal is questioning a move by federal immigration agents yesterday to detain two Middlesex County residents as they were dropping their kids off at school.

Grewal, in his letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, US Secretary of Homeland Security, said he had “serious concerns” about the feds going after undocumented immigrants at “sensitive ...

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Diegnan: Computer Science Now Required in New Jersey Schools

February 23, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to require school districts to offer course in computer science and Department of Education to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science has been signed into law.

 

“To flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society, our children should be learning computer ...