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Full Menu Of Fun For Milltown's Annual Fourth Of July Celebration

June 19, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - Summer officially begins on Thursday. The summer solstice arrives at 6:07 a.m. on June 21, so it isn't too early to start making plans for July 4. Milltown has a full menu of family-friendly fun, starting bright and early with the borough's annual fishing derby and concluding in the evening with a fabulous fireworks display.

Pull out the red, white and blue clothes and ...

Summer Rocks At The Spotswood Public Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library is closed for renovations from June 18 through June 22. However, when it reopens on Monday, June 25, the library will be ready to rock. Libraries Rock is the theme for Summer Reading this year and the Spotswood Public Library has a whole host of events for kids of all ages and adults too to get everyone reading and enjoying a little free fun while ...

Summer Family Movie Fun On Tap At Spotswood Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents searching for some free, family-friendly fun should head over to the Spotswood Public Library on summer evenings on Mondays. The library is hosting a family movie night that begins with a craft. Parents and guardians must stay with children during the movie portion of the evening.

The movie schedule is as follows:

June 25 - "Paddington 2"
July 9 - ...

Spotswood High School Celebrates Class Of 2018

June 21, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018 on the last day of school in the district. In front of family, friends and the Spotswood High School faculty and staff in the school's gymnasium, Spotswood High School seniors ended one chapter of their lives and began another.

Adi Zacks was the valedictorian for the Class of 2018 and Thomas Newton ...

Memorial Middle School Holds Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It wasn't so long ago that the Memorial Middle School class of 2018 was starting their first day at Schoenly. Those teary-eyed early kindergarten days quickly turned to a first grade moving up ceremony. Then, it was on to Appleby and field days, Mr. Bartlett's introduction to band night, recorder concerts and of course Mr. Chris and the fifth grade play. Many of this ...

Schoenly School First Graders Publish First Earth Day Gazette

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The environment is a subject near and dear to Schoenly School first grade teacher Dawn Hyland's heart. It's a topic of study the veteran teacher greatly enjoys teaching her students. While Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22, Hyland's class began exploring environmental topics in early spring along with the rest of the Schoenly first grade ...

County Democrats Re-Elect Their Leaders

June 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a party election with very little drama, the Middlesex County Democrats re-elected their leaders Tuesday night by an acclamation vote.

Chairman Kevin P. McCabe and Vice Chair Beatrice Moskowitz will now serve their fifth term, leading the powerful Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO) for another year.

“Our organization is as strong as it has ever ...

Schoenly School First Graders Publish First Earth Day Gazette

June 15, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The environment is a subject near and dear to Schoenly School first grade teacher Dawn Hyland's heart. It's a topic of study the veteran teacher greatly enjoys teaching her students. While Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22, Hyland's class began exploring environmental topics in early spring along with the rest of the Schoenly first grade ...

Milltown Schools Earn Green Flag For Committment To Environment

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Schools have been working all school year to earn the Eco-Schools USA Green Flag Award, which is considered by the National Wildlife Federation's program to be its highest honor. Both schools have active Green Clubs and have previously earned the Bronze and Silver Awards and have been committed to reaching this milestone before the ...

Spotswood Water Department Releases Water Quality Report

June 14, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough has released its annual Water Quality Report this week. Residents interested in viewing the consumer confidence report can do so online at the Spotswood Borough website. People may also request that a copy of the report be mailed directly to their home by telephoning 732-416-1827. Yearly water testing is required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ...

Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

June 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Hydrant Repairs May Impact Milltown Residents

MILLTOWN, NJ - Hydrant flushing is complete in the borough. However, a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department on Thursday afternoon is alerting residents to potential hydrant repairs. The anticipated repairs will be conducted over the next several days and may affect some area residents. According to the advisory, impacted residents will be made aware of any hydrant repairs ...

Hydrant Flushing Complete In Milltown

MILLTOWN, NJ - Hydrant flushing is finished in the borough according to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department. Residents should contact the Milltown Utility Department if they are having issues with discolored water by telephoning 732-828-2100 ext. 136. Hydrant flushing began in thr borough on June 1.

 

Rush Hour Accident Snarls Traffic Along Old Stage

June 18, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Right in the midst of school drop offs and commutes to work a driver ran a red light at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Brunswick Avenue, striking the vehicle crossing through. According to a witness who viewed the accident from his vehicle, the light was red when the car passed through hitting the other car. Both cars sustained heavy damage. However, information is not ...

Father's Day Fire Hits Helmetta Home

HELMETTA, NJ - A Sunday morning fire disrupted the quiet calm of a sunny weekend morning today. Fire broke out at a Main Street home in the borough at around 10:30 a.m. on June 17, destroying the garage and pool house. The blaze also forced road closures in the area as firefighters worked to contain the fire.

Firefighters from the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department as well as firefighters from ...

Milltown Man Charged In Bedminster Bank Robbery

BEDMINSTER, NJ - A borough resident was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bank robbery in the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township. Jeffrey E. Wolfman was taken into custody by officers from the Bedminster Police Department according to a press release issued by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives ...

Registration Open For Fourth Annual Softball & Baseball Summer Camp

June 24, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Registration is open for the Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League's fourth annual summer camp. The camp is for ages five through 15 and will be held every Wednesday in August from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. beginning August 1. In the event of rain on either August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 or August 29, a makeup camp will be held on the following Friday.

Camp will ...

Junior Charger Wrestling Camp On Tap This Summer

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School wrestling program will be hosting a Junior Charger Wrestling Camp on July 16 through July 19 at Spotswood High School Gymnasium from 9 a.m. until noon. The four-day camp is open to ages eight through 14 and will be run by the Spotswood High School wrestling coaching staff as well as Charger wrestlers past and present.

Wrestlers of all skill areas are ...

Essex Horse Trials Day One In Photos

June 24, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Day one of the Mars Essex Horse Trials & Family Country Weekend is in the books but the event continues on Sunday, June 24.

Kaitlin Clasing and Warren LVS were the winners of the Open Preliminary, Ryan Wood and Ruby topped the Preliminary Essex Division and Juliana Hutchings-Sebring and Welbourne won the Preliminary Rider division.

For the ...

NJ Horse Park Seeks New Trustees

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is looking for new trustees.

If you have a passion for the equine community be part of a group of volunteers that strives to improve the benefits the Horse Park of New Jersey brings to the public. 

There are seats opening up starting in July 2018.

Potential trustees should submit an application which can be found at ...

Slide Show: Middlesex County Horse Show

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Middlesex County Horse Show kicked off on June 21 at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

The 84th edition of the show concludes on Sunday, June 24.

On Saturday, June 23 riders will participate in the Journey or Not Team Relay. Started in 2010, Journey or Not is an educational and fun project supporting learning activities for children and adults. It creates ...

MARS Essex Horse Trials & Family Weekend Returns June 23-24

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Moorland Farm provides a venue unlike any other, open just two weekends a year in providing the rare ability to get behind the gates at one of Somerset County's most majestic properties.

The Mars Essex Horse Trials & Family Country Weekend takes this VIP access even further as attendees at this year's event can enjoy premier equestrian competitions and a ...

Emerging Athletes Program Underway At Centenary, Auditors Welcome

LONG VALLEY, N.J.— The fourth of 10 Regional Training Sessions for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program got underway on June 18 at Centenary University’s equestrian center in Long Valley, N.J.

Olympian Joe Fargis is leading the clinic with 24 riders participating with Colleen Reed providing stable management education throughout the five-day ...

Jersey-Bred Brothers Fare Differently On Different Tracks

Irish Strait Wins, Irish War Cry Pulled Up

OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I have good news—and bad news,” said a follower of the New Jersey Thoroughbred racing scene.

The good news is Irish Strait, a full brother to the graded stakes winner Irish War Cry, took the lead approaching the far turn then stayed on to win the $63,300 Dan Horn Stakes for New Jersey-breds on ...

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City Recognizes New Brunswick Ball Player Inducted In Women’s Hall of Fame

June 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Chris Dailey grew up in the city, and played basketball for St. Peter's High School and  Rutgers University, and was on the team that won a national AIAW championship her senior year in college.

She became an assistant coach at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., then was an assistant to Rutgers coach Theresa Grentz before becoming an assistant coach on the staff of ...

Somerville: Immaculata High School Names Joan Silo Head of School

June 23, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School.

Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and director of Immaculata High School.

In ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 14, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sings Conclude with Verdi ...

Middlesex County: Free Music, Fireworks and Fun in “A Revolutionary Celebration”

June 22, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Want your 4th of July fun to last 7 days? Then bring your family and join in Middlesex County’s “Revolutionary Celebration” for 2018! Our Office of Arts and History has planned events for June 30 and July 1-7 that are fun, educational, and a great way to honor the spirit of Independence Day. Explore Highland Park, New ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

June 22, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...