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NJSPBA President Colligan Releases Statement in Support of COVID-19 Budget Recovery Act

May 29, 2020

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan today released the following statement in support of the COVID-19 Budget Recovery Bond Act.  The legislation would authorize the state to borrow federal funds to help fill the significant revenue holes that will be left behind in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The disastrous ...

Second Suspect Charged with Murder in 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

South Brunswick Police Aid in the Arrest of a Man who Scammed a Kendall Park Resident of $20K

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a 70-year-old woman in Kendall Park was scammed out of $20,000 by a man pretending to be a lawyer. Mr. Thomas Osvaldo, 41, from the Bronx, New York, was arrested in North Jersey approximately one hour away from the resident’s home.

            According to the South Brunswick Police, Mr. Osvaldo ...

Three-Car Crash on Route 130 Claims Two Lives Monday Morning

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A three-vehicle accident on Route 130 Monday morning resulted in the death of the drivers of two of the vehicles.

According to South Brunswick police, at 7:37 a.m. a 24-year-old man from Staten Island driving a 2016 Nissan was traveling Route 130 northbound approaching the area of Ridge Road when he lost control of his vehicle, spun out, crossed the median, and struck a ...

ALERT: EBPD Seeks Missing Girl

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Dept. seeks your help in locating a missing juvenile, Miriam Perez: 16, Female, Hispanic, 5'5".

She was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black leggings, pink sandals, dark brown hair.

Miriam was last seen at 183 Prospect Street, South River at 11:00 am on 05/20/20. 

If you have information that can assist in helping ...

Barn on Longbridge Farm Succumbs to Flames: Historic Location that Housed George Washington

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the property where he stayed was destroyed by fire. 

According to documents held ...

Downed Tree Forces Road Closure

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Emergency vehicles deal with massive fallen tree on Summerhill Road, which is closed between Frost Avenue and Old Stage Road. There is a downed tree blocking both lanes. Power out in the area.  High winds hitting East Brunswick this afternoon.

Massive Blaze on Ridge Road, South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A massive fire erupted this afternoon at a two-story barn on Ridge Road, South Brunswick. 

There are currently three dozen firefighters battling the blaze. Several surrounding homes on Hillside Avenue and Mary Street have been evacuated, according to Deputy James Ryan of the South Brunswick Police Department.

The fire was called in today, May 19th, at ...

South Brunswick Police Investigate Gunfire near Apartment Complex

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspected shooting that occurred near the Carneglia Apartments in Kendall Park. Residents heard popping noises, which were thought to be fireworks, sometime Thursday night between 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

On Friday, a resident in the apartment found multiple bullet cases outside the complex.

There are no ...

Brendan Zhang: Never Too Young to Be an East Brunswick Hero

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mr. Brian Zhang, the father of a Hammarskjold student, reached out to the East Brunswick Police Department looking to donate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE.) "We believe this was a truly generous offer from a child who was willing to utilize his own money and wanted to acknowledge him for his efforts," says an online posting from the EBPD today.

Zhang ...


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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

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EBPL Seeks Artifacts for COVID-19 Time Capsule

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is definitely a historic event, forever shaping the world around us. To record the stories of what happened and how the community lived through this unique time, East Brunswick Public Library is putting together a time capsule.


"We are living through history," said Karen Parry, the library's Information Services Manager.

East Brunswick Public Library Finds Innovative Ways To Serve Community During COVID-19

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Out of an abundance of caution, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) closed their facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that didn’t stop library staff from finding ways to provide library services to the community.


“The library has been closed for over two months,” said Melissa Kuzma, Interim ...

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 ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...