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Zoom Balloons Opens Summer Reading Fun at Spotswood Public Library

June 23, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Summer reading popped into the Spotswood Public Library on Thursday with Zoom Balloons. A lively group of youngsters ranging in age from infant to tween came to enjoy some fun with music and balloons to welcome the library's annual Summer Reading Kickoff.

"Leaders are readers" was the message that Zoom Balloons started the toe-tapping program with. Kids and ...

Rock Under The Stars With Next To Norm

HELMETTA, NJ - The calendar and the weather are officially on the same page. Summer is here and it's time to start making plans to enjoy all the wonderful things the season has to offer. Save the date for music under the stars as Helmetta's Concert in the Park series continues with Next to Norm.

This local band will be rocking out on Friday, July 14 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the ...

Spotswood Office On Aging To Host Fraud Presentation

June 19, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There isn't a shortage of scams these days that look to hook unsuspecting residents in. Whether it's phone calls claiming that you own back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service or Apple claiming that your icloud has been violated, there are quite a few scams that residents need to be wary of. Woodmere Housing and the Spotswood Office on Aging with be hosting a Fighting ...

Spotswood's Appleby Elementary School Principal Karen Boyle Retires

June 26, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Board of Education accepted the resignation of Appleby Elementary School Principal Karen Boyle last Tuesday. Boyle's retirement was a part of the agenda of the board meeting that included several personnel decisions. Her retirement will be effective as of Sept. 1.

A Spotswood Parent Teachers Association Facebook post on June 23 wished Boyle "enjoyment and ...

Summer Assignments Available Online For Spotswood School District Students

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - No more teachers, no more books is a major part of the popular children's rhyme. However, that isn't necessarily true once summertime hits. Summer assignments are available online at the Spotswood School District website.

All students entering grades 4-8 have a summer reading book with a writing assignment to go along with it. Appleby and Memorial Middle School students ...

Spotswood School District Honors Graduates

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Over the past three days, Facebook and Instagram feeds have been filled with the smiles of proud graduates within the Spotswood School District. From fifth graders at the Appleby Elementary School to eighth graders at the Memorial Middle School to the class of 2017 at Spotswood High School, students embraced their milestones proudly as they stood poised to take on the next chapter ...

Get Shredded At The Upcoming Middlesex County Residential Paper Shred

June 20, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Nothing clutters up a home more than those piles of school papers, utility statements, credit card statements and other papers containing personal information that residents don't feel comfortable recycling or throwing away due to fear of identity theft. So, mark the calendar for Saturday, July 22 for the Middlesex County Residential Paper Shred at Spotswood High ...

Milltown Participates In NJ Clean Communities Cleanup Day

MILLTOWN, NJ - June 10 wasn't an ordinary Saturday of errands, soccer games and baseball for many Milltown and area residents. Thirty-two volunteers gave up part of their weekend to participate in Milltown's first NJ Clean Communities Cleanup Day. The cleanup was organized by Milltown Borough's DPW Supervisor, Ralph Jaisonowski and targeted the following areas in town that included ...

Friends Of The Spotswood Public Library To Hold Clothing Drive

June 17, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library will be hosting a Clothing Drive. Donations may be dropped off from now until Tuesday, June 20 at 5 Michael Road. Donations should be put in white garbage bags and can be placed in front of the garage door when dropping off.

All of the proceeds from the drive will go to benefit the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library. The Friends ...

Milltown Participates In NJ Clean Communities Cleanup Day

MILLTOWN, NJ - June 10 wasn't an ordinary Saturday of errands, soccer games and baseball for many Milltown and area residents. Thirty-two volunteers gave up part of their weekend to participate in Milltown's first NJ Clean Communities Cleanup Day. The cleanup was organized by Milltown Borough's DPW Supervisor, Ralph Jaisonowski and targeted the following areas in town that included ...

Mill Pond Is Ready For Fishermen

June 27, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - According to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department on Tuesday, June 27, Mill Pond is ready for some fishing lines just in time for summer. Results from a recent PCB testing conducted with guidance from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife showed that PCB levels were not found to be elevated in the fish from the spill site.

PCBs or polychlorinated ...

Spotswood High School's JT Vento Tapped For All-State Baseball Group Two Team

June 25, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School outfielder, JT Vento has been named to the All-State Baseball Group Two First Team. Vento was the only Charger named to any of the group two all-state teams, capping off a banner year for both the Spotswood native and the team.

The Chargers finished the 2016 season with a 21-5 overall record. Their 11-1 league record earned Spotswood their first Greater ...

Registration Open For SYBSL Summer Camp

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - School's out for summer in one more day in the Spotswood School District. For parents looking for summertime activities, the Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League will be holding their third annual summer camp. The camp is for players ages five through 15 and all skill levels are welcome.

Camp will be held on Wednesdays in August from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the SYBSL ...

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"Supspicious Package" Causes Alarm at Air Force Recruiting Station on Route 18

June 27, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At around 10:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, June 26, the East Brunswick police were contacted by the United States Air Force Recruiting Station on Route 18 South with the report of a "suspicious package" left at the office doorway.  Following the report, the EBPD and Fire Department, the Middlesex Sheriff's office, East Brunswick EMS, and vehicles from ...

Police: Stolen Battery Scam Short-Circuits in Roxbury

June 27, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Two men who scammed Walmart stores in several states - by returning for money batteries that were stolen - were caught and arrested earlier this month when they attempted the scheme in Ledgewood, police said today.

A third man purportedly involved in the practice was on the lam, but police said they know his identity and expect to find him.

The investigation began on June 16 ...

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New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 27, 2017

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NJBS urges the public to donate to replenish the community’s critically low blood supply.
 

New Brunswick, NJ (June 26, 2017) –New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

June 21, 2017

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ready to ...