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Volunteers Needed: Patriots Host OPSHBXNJ Packing for Soldiers

July 19, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host a packing event with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas on Saturday, July 27th.

Volunteers are needed to help pack and assemble the care packages. There are no age restrictions. The packing will take place on the concourse of TD Bank Ballpark to ...


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NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Middlesex Boro Man Involved In 3-Hour Standoff with Cops Faces Multiple Charges

September 5, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middlesex Borough man involved in a three-hour standoff with police at his home on Tuesday now faces multiple charges, including creating a false public alarm, authorities said.

Officers from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were dispatched to Robert Lujan's home Tuesday shortly after police were called at 5:21 p.m., ...

NJ Human Services Continues Free Naloxone Efforts by Providing the Opioid Antidote to Homeless Shelters

September 17, 2019

Antidote can reverse opioid overdoses

(TRENTON) – NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help save lives.

“Nearly 1,200 doses of ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, September 18, 6:30 PM

Heavenly Farms, Turf Field A, East Brunswick

Blackhawks Girls Lacrosse Fall Clinic

Education Health & Wellness Sports

Thu, September 19, 6:00 PM

Esquina Latina Restaurant and Lounge, New Brunswick

Hispanic Heritage Happy Hour: A celebration of ...

Giving Back Law & Justice


Thu, September 26, 11:30 AM

Mayfair Farms, West Orange

Komen North Jersey Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Friends of the Library Hosts Designer Handbag Bingo

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Looking for a fun evening? The East Brunswick Friends of the Library have planned a Designer Handbag Bingo fundraiser event at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) on Friday, October 18.


Tickets for Designer Handbag Bingo cost $25. They are available for purchase at the library's Circulation Desk or online ...

East Brunswick Fall Dance Series Returns

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Arts Commission team up this fall to offer a multicultural dance workshop series at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center (721 Cranbury Road) during October and November.


“East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Arts Commission are excited to bring back our popular dance class ...

East Brunswick Public Library Resumes Sunday Hours

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --With summer ending and the school year beginning, there is no reason to fret! The East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) resumes Sunday hours starting September 8. But this time, things will be a little different. 


"The library has looked at a lot of the customer feedback we've received this year," said Jennifer ...

Air Conditioning and Heating – Repair or Replace?

Replacing a home comfort system can be an expensive endeavor. Remember that anything can be repaired, but at some point, it becomes more financially prudent to just replace the unit. Here are some helpful factors to keep in mind when making this decision:


Age of system – if the A/C or HVAC unit is less than 8 years old
The cost to repair is less than replacing.

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Marking Milestone with 50th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser

September 17, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY -- The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Gala & Fundraiser to be held on September 26 at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. The NECC is the official chamber of commerce for nine towns in Essex County, NJ: Montclair, Fairfield, West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, Cedar Grove and Essex Fells. 

The ...