TOP LOCAL NEWS

Spotswood Public Library To Host Award-Winning Magician

October 15, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Who doesn't need a little magic in their life? The Spotswood Public Library is hosting a family-friendly magic event on Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m., featuring Mark Zacharia. Zacharia is a professional magician, mind-reader and hypnotist that has been entertaining audiences throughout the United States for more than 25 years. The entertainer has even wowed the New York ...

Book Seats Now For Annual NYC Holiday Bus Trip

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Seats are going fast for the American Legion Post 253's annual holiday bus trip to the Big Apple. Seats are $25 per person for the trip that heads to Rockefeller Center on Saturday, December 10. The bus leaves the American Legion at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m., giving participants ample time to check out the tree at Rockefeller Center, take a spin on the ice, see holiday ...

Helmetta To Host Evening Fall Fun

HELMETTA, NJ - For folks looking for some evening fall festivities, head over to the Maple Street Pavilion on Friday, October 27 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The borough will be serving up music, apple cider donuts, harvest hayrides and a toasty bonfire. This family-friendly event is free.

Spotswood Fire Department To Visit Spotswood Public Library

October 10, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Spotswood Fire Department will be paying a visit to the Spotswood Public Library on Wednesday, October 11 for a special program.. The event will be divided into two sessions.

The preschool program begins at 2 p.m. and is for children from ages three through five while the after school program starts at 3:30 p.m. and is geared toward ...

Spotswood High School Band Serving Up Breakfast

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - What's better than pancakes on a Sunday morning? In the spirit of a family-friendly Sunday breakfast, the Spotswood High School Band invites residents to their Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, October 22 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Tickets are $11 per person. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Diners can choose from ...

Spotswood Students And Staff Join The Walk For International Walk To School Day

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough teachers, administrators, parents and students from the Memorial Middle School, the Appleby Elementary School and the Schoenly School came out to participate in International Walk to School Day.

The event began in 1997. It was organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America and has been held on the first Wednesday in October ever since. In 2000, the annual walk to ...

Save The Date For Spotswood's Annual Mayor/Council Breakfast

October 11, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The table will be set for the third annual Mayor/Council Breakfast on Sunday, October 29 at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589. Residents can stop by from 8 a.m. through 11:30 a.m to enjoy breakfast with borough Mayor Ed Seely as well as members of the Spotswood Borough Council. 

Current borough council members include, Ted Ricci, Curt Stollen, Margaret Drozd, Jose Rivera and ...

Spotswood High School Band Serving Up Breakfast

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - What's better than pancakes on a Sunday morning? In the spirit of a family-friendly Sunday breakfast, the Spotswood High School Band invites residents to their Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, October 22 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Tickets are $11 per person. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Diners can choose from ...

Spotswood High School Band Serving Up Breakfast

October 9, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - What's better than pancakes on a Sunday morning? In the spirit of a family-friendly Sunday breakfast, the Spotswood High School Band invites residents to their Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, October 22 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Tickets are $11 per person. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage. Diners can choose from ...

Spotswood Office On Aging To Host Medicare Presentation

October 16, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Office on Aging is hosting a presentation on Medicare Open Enrollment on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include a presentation by Mary McGeary, the Director of State Health Insurance Assistance Program at the New Jersey Division of Aging Services.

McGeary's presentation will explain the basis of Medicare's Open Enrollment period as well ...

Upcoming Spotswood Presentation To Discuss Drug Trends

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - An upcoming presentation will discuss the current addiction trends that area communities are dealing with in the Garden State. The Spotswood Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliance in conjunction with the Spotswood Police Department and the Spotswood PTA will host Douglas Collier for a free educational night for parents at the Spotswood High School cafeteria on Monday, November 6 from ...

Information Meeting To Be Held To Discuss Elevated Lead Levels In Milltown's Drinking Water

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Borough Council will hold an informational meeting prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday, October 10 to discuss the elevated levels of lead discovered in some Milltown homes and business. The information portion of the council meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The Milltown Water Department has twice released notices on the borough's website regarding ...

Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno Charged By Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office With Theft

October 10, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor, Nicholas Poliseno was charged with theft on Tuesday, October 10 according to a press release by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The 39-year-old father of two was charged with one count of theft in the third degree.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that Poliseno was "charged with stealing from a scholarship fund set ...

Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno Charged By Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office With Theft

October 10, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor, Nicholas Poliseno was charged with theft on Tuesday, October 10 according to a press release by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The 39-year-old father of two was charged with one count of theft in the third degree.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that Poliseno was "charged with stealing from a scholarship fund set ...

Spotswood Fire Department To Visit Spotswood Public Library

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Spotswood Fire Department will be paying a visit to the Spotswood Public Library on Wednesday, October 11 for a special program.. The event will be divided into two sessions.

The preschool program begins at 2 p.m. and is for children from ages three through five while the after school program starts at 3:30 p.m. and is geared toward ...

Registration Open For Milltown Recreation Department's Youth Basketball Program

October 16, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - For folks looking to make plans for kids this winter, registration is open for the Milltown Recreation Department's Youth Basketball program. The program runs from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, March 10 and offers basketball programs for kids from pre-school through eighth grade.

The Fundamental Fours program is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Parkview School ...

Spotswood Girls Soccer Shut Out By Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team was shut out by Old Bridge High School yesterday, losing 3-0. Nichole Adams, Sydney Addesso and Lauren Corless all netted goals for the Knights. Dominique Lovallo had one assist for Old Bridge while Jordan Totten set up two scores.

Chelsea Lee-Smith and Cidney Lee-Smith combined to earn the shutout with two saves apiece. Old ...

Spotswood Defense Stands Tall In 28-22 Victory Over Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT, NJ - After starting the 2017 season with three straight losses, the Spotswood High School varsity football team evened their overall record to 3-3 last night with a 28-22 win over Point Pleasant Beach High School. The Chargers jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but by halftime, the game was knotted at 14-14.

Spotswood took the lead again on the first possession of the third quarter.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

Moonlight Fall Fest at New Beginnings Animal Resuce

October 16, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - New Beginnings Animal Rescue will host a “Moonlight Fall Fest” on Friday, October 20 from 5 PM to 8 PM.  Visitors and their pets are invited to enjoy hot apple cider, apple crumb cake and plenty of other treats and surprises to celebrate fall outdoors.  DJ Mike the Apeman will host a trivia contest, "Name that Tune" and "Let’s ...

Somerville Firefighters Pass Muster, Parade Down Main Street in Annual Tradition

October 16, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The tap, tap, tap of a snare drum punctuated each step.

Mayor Brian Gallagher and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department and accompanied by a drummer from the Somerset County Police Pipes & Drums, filed alongside dozens of firefighters and rescue squad members Saturday afternoon at the borough’s annual ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, October 17, 7:00 PM

Saint James Episcopal Church Office, Edison

Bible Study on Isaiah

Carousel_image_1d8d580dbdcf8388d4b8_blue_streak_2

Wed, October 18, 11:00 AM

New Market Fire Dept., Piscataway

AT Spirit Ride Ceremony

Thu, October 19, 7:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Families Like Yours

LD17 Assembly Candidate Robert Quinn: The Age of Defiance in Politics

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor,

Having trudged across this political terrain for over 18 months I see we are nearing the end. I’ve tried to show you something new and different. To return to an era where we are not so obsessed with clinging to these labels we call parties.

My party is just coming to understand that I am a defiant personality. That is not to say I am  disrespectful, but rather than ...

Horse Care Workshops Start Oct. 21 at Lord Stirling

October 16, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South ...

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot (William Morrow, 2016)

Okay, so Meg Cabot is not high brow literature. However, she is a New York Times best-selling author who definitely has her finger on the pulse of life as a millennial. Best known for her Princess Diary books about an American commoner, Mia Thermopolis, who suddenly learns in her teens that she is the princess of Genovia, Cabot has made her ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...