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Tsui Soars as GMC Scholar Athlete

May 24, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Congratulations to swimmer Cynthia Tsui on being selected as East Brunswick’s GMC Scholar-Athlete. In addition to having one of the highest GPAs off all graduating seniors, she is also a four-year letter winner and a top 10 flyer in the county.
"Congratulations again, Cynthia!" say the members of the East Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club.

Historic Tour of Somerville Canceled; Plans Ongoing for 2021 Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on America’s oldest competitive cycling event until next year.

Despite the setback, race organizers ...

Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New Jersey." So far, 42 baseball clubs and organizations in New Jersey have supported the coalition, which aims to "provide a safe way to be able to reopen baseball".

Spring high school sports officially were canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA last week after Gov. Phil ...

Somerville: IHS Boy's Lacrosse Team ‘Sews Up’ Latest Service Project

SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and coaches) discuss lacrosse with his players.

During one such session, the question ...

NJSIAA Cancels Spring Sports Season

NEW JERSEY - On the heels of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Monday announcement that Garden State schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association officially canceled the spring sports season.

 “Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s ...

School Sports Facilities are Closed; EBHS Track Remains Open

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski reminded residents today the sports facilities of the East Brunswick Public Schools remain closed during the pandemic emergency.  This closure includes playing fields and outdoor equipment on school grounds.

"I know better than anyone that our warmer weather draws us to be outside and I know we miss being around each ...

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

When Middlesex County Manufactured and Milled: The History of Parsons’ Brookford Snuff Mill

May 15, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - One of Middlesex County’s best-kept secrets is the ruins of what was once the site of one of the largest snuff manufacturers in the country. Parsons Brookford Snuff Mill in North Brunswick was at one time a leading producer of tobacco snuff. (Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverized tobacco leaves. It is inhaled or "snuffed" into ...

Girl Scouts: Learning Skills In Nature Increases Self Confidence

May 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- When girls participate in outdoor adventures, they benefit in important ways and the great news is now many of the Girl Scout Outdoor programs are available online for free.  Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental stewardship through Girl Scouting.  Self-guided programs are available to download and safely ...

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Mon, June 1, 1:00 PM

Spotswood VFW Post 1489, Spotswood

Spotswood Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointment ...

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Zoning Board - 2020

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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 ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...