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Spotswood Public Library Gets Eclipsed

August 22, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was a total eclipse at the Spotswood Public Library for the history Great American Eclipse that captured the nation's attention on Monday, August 21. The last time a total solar eclipse passed through the United States was June 8, 1918. It won't happen again until April 8, 2024. So, the excitement was understandably high in the borough as was the need for those ...

Next To Norm Rocks Helmetta's Summer Concert Series

HELMETTA, NJ - Mother Nature rained on Next to Norm's parade in July and the clouds threatened the band's performance on Friday, August 11, but the drops stayed away as the Central Jersey based group rocked the Maple Street pavilion with an eclectic mix of tunes that included "Back in the USSR," "Bad Moon Rising," "Come and Get Your Love," "Handle with ...

Jennifer Asprocolas Named Principal at Spotswood's Schoenly School

August 23, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Jennifer Asprocolas watched her first class of students graduate Spotswood High School last June. Back in September of 2009, members of the class of 2017 were fifth-graders at the Appleby Elementary School. Their teacher was new. Her name was Miss Nemer.

As that graduating class begins to make their way in the world, Asprocolas is starting the next facet of hers as the ...

Former Bridgewater-Raritan Teacher Brian Kitchin Is Spotswood's Memorial Middle School's New Principal

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – The hunt for a principal to take over the helm of the Memorial Middle School is finally over. Brian Kitchin was approved by the Spotswood Board of Education at the July board meeting.

Memorial has had two principals in the last five years and the district was unable to fill the principal vacancy at the conclusion of the 2015-16 school year. Former Assistant Superintendent ...

Spotswood School District's STEAM Camp Makes Summer Splash

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A group of 55 campers were making a different splash this week at the second annual Spotswood School District's STEAM Camp. Instead of pools and playing fields these kids were designing robots to compete in a battle, fashioning steam-powered boats and stirring up some glow-in-the-dark slime at the week-long August camp that is being held at the Memorial Middle School from Aug/ ...

Milltown Police Department Installs Project Medicine Drop Box

August 15, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department's chief, Brian Knelle announced yesterday that the MPD is joining the New Jersey's Attorney General's Office "Project Medicine Drop." The announcement was made via a press release issued through the department on Monday, August 14.

A drop box was installed at the Miltown Police Department's headquarters on 39 Washington ...

Mosquito Spraying Upcoming In Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Mosquito Control Commission will be conducting a spray mission on Thursday, August 10 from 7 p.m. through midnight in the areas of Old Stage Road, Crescent Avenue, Main Street and Clyn Avenue.

According to information provided by the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission, the methods being employed to diminish the mosquito population do not pose a health threat to residents.

Learn How To Pack A Healthier Lunchbox With Spotswood ShopRite

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As back-to-school time creeps closer, it will soon be time to pack the lunchboxes and brown bags once again. For moms and dads looking for healthier lunch and snack ideas, the Spotswood PTA in conjunction with the Spotswood ShopRite are offering Back-to-School Build a Healthier Lunchbox with dietitian MaryRose Agel on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. until 7 ...

Some Milltown Residents Experiencing Temporary Power Outage

August 21, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - An early-morning motor vehicle accident is causing power to be disrupted to some borough residents on Monday due to a damaged utility pole. The Milltown Borough Utility Department issued a Nixle advisory through the Nixle Police Department at approximately 10:45 a.m. to alert residents.

Home owners living in the vicinity of East and West Lawrence Street and North Main Street ...

Spotswood Police Department Conducting 2017 Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over Campaign

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department will be conducting the 2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign along with more than 150 law enforcement agencies in the Garden State from August 18 through September 4. It's the largest drunk driving endeavor and will include advertisements, posters, banners as well as mobile video display signs statewide.

Police departments apply for ...

Upcoming Roadwork In Milltown May Cause Delays

MILLTOWN, NJ - Boro residents may encounter traffic delays in the upcoming weeks of August and early September due to roadwork in the area of South Main Street and Ryders Lane. A Nixle advisory released on August 18 by the Milltown Police Department cautioned residents to plan alternate routes and allow extra travel time in the impacted areas on the dates that the work is to be completed by the ...

Registration Open For Milltown Recreation Department's Fall Soccer Program

August 20, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - With August speeding by, it's time to start thinking about fall sports for the kids. The Milltown Recreation Department's soccer season is on the horizon, starting on Saturday, September 16 and running through Saturday, November 4. Parents can choose from four programs that include the Fundamental Fours and two levels that incorporate players ages kindergarten through ...

Spotswood Soccer Club Calling All Soccer Players

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Soccer Club's registration for the fall recreational season is open for children ages four through 12. Children from area towns are welcome to join the club, which features a youth, junior, senior and premier level. The club does not impose residency restrictions and the price is the same regardless of whether or not the player is a Spotswood resident. Fees from ...

Spotswood High School Cross Country Team Looks To Build On Last Season's Success

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Both the Spotswood High School boys and girls cross country teams had successful seasons last year. The boys finished with a 7-1 overall record while the girls closed out the season with a 7-2 record. Head coach, Roland D'Orvilliers is looking to build on last year's triumphs for the upcoming 2017 cross country season. Coach D as his runners call him has been at the helm ...

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Wife Of Convicted Former Edison Cop Dotro Admitted Into Pre-Trial Intervention Program

August 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The wife of convicted former Edison police officer Michael Dotro will take part in a Pre-Trial Intervention program that could, eventually, dismiss charges against her if she successfully completes the program, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a press release Tuesday.

Alycia Dotro, 42, of Manalapan was indicted this year in two separate cases ...

Somerville Activists Build Support for Homegrown "Community For Unity" Rally Aug. 28

August 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Brian Gallagher and Steve Peter, Borough Council president, along with a dozen or more lawmakers, clergy and activists, will speak at a rally to decry bigotry, racism, neo-Nazis and White Supremacists on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther  Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

 

The "Community for Unity Rally: A Call To Action"  ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, September 7, 12:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

St. Demetrios 40th Annual Greek Festival

Sat, September 16, 10:00 AM

Madison Community House, Madison

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Old Trenton Barracks: Tavern Night

August 23, 2017

Tavern Night
Friday, September 15, 2017 7pm-10pm

The Old Barracks Tavern Night is a celebration of 18th Century Colonial American History.

Enjoy savory hors-d'oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar while immersing yourself in an 18th century tavern.

Share drinks, play card games and gamble with wooden nickels, and learn dance steps to the most popular songs with ladies and ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 18, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...