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Get A Scare On With Milltown's Haunted River Walk

October 19, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer School's Class of 2019. All of the proceeds from the event go to support the school's ...

Mark The Calendar For Upcoming Helemtta Fun

HELMETTA, NJ - The borough has a fun list of family events upcoming in the next few weeks. Residents should mark the calendar for these don't-want-to-miss events.

Friday, October 26 Harvest Hayrides, Fall Fun and Bonfire at the Maple Street Pavilion from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14 Pizza and Pop with a Cop at the Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event ...

Get A Scare On With Milltown's Haunted River Walk

October 19, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer School's Class of 2019. All of the proceeds from the event go to support the school's ...

Meet Spotswood Board Of Education Candidate Dulce Branco-Rivera

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On November 6, Dulce Branco-Rivera is seeking re-election to the Spotswood Board of Education, running against fellow incumbent Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski for one of the two seats available. Branco-Rivera has served on the Spotswood BOE for the past eight years and has been BOE president for the last three. Her daughter graduated from Spotswood High School in 2017 and ...

Meet Spotswood Board Of Education Candidate Suzanne Krainski

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On the ballot for the local elections on November 6 are two open seats on the Spotswood Board of Education. Dulce Branco-Rivera, Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski are all vying for the BOE seats. Branco-Rivera and Chasan are seeking re-election while Krainski is a first-time BOE candidate. After the urging of friends, the long time borough resident, wife and mom ...

Meet Spotswood Board Of Education Candidate Mariellen Chasan

October 22, 2018

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough voters in Helmetta and Spotswood will be deciding on two open seats for the Spotswood Board of Education on Election Day. Three candidates are on the ballot including incumbents Dulce Branco-Rivera and Mariellen Chasan as well as newcomer Suzanne Krainski. Chasan is a long time resident of both Helmetta and Spotswood and is seeking re-election on November ...

Milltown's Candidate Forum Goes On Despite Absence Of Republican Candidates

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough held its annual Candidates Forum on Wednesday. The event featured Councilmen Nicholas Ligotti and Randy Farkas. Both Democratic candidates are seeking re-election on November 6. Noticeably absent from the forum were Republican challengers Donald Hohner and Richard Moore. All four borough council candidates were invited to the fall forum. However, only Ligotti and Farkas ...

Meet Spotswood Board Of Education Candidate Dulce Branco-Rivera

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On November 6, Dulce Branco-Rivera is seeking re-election to the Spotswood Board of Education, running against fellow incumbent Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski for one of the two seats available. Branco-Rivera has served on the Spotswood BOE for the past eight years and has been BOE president for the last three. Her daughter graduated from Spotswood High School in 2017 and ...

Helmetta Mayor And Borough Council To Join Spotswood's Annual Community Pancake Breakfast

October 20, 2018

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Helmetta Borough Council members will join Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and the Spotswood Borough Council on Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589 for the tenth annual Mayor-Council Community Pancake Breakfast.

"This is another step in the co-operative working relationship that we have been ...

Get Shredded In Milltown This Weekend

October 11, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Residential Paper Shred Program comes to the borough on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck is full at the American Legion parking lot on 4 JFK Drive. Shredding will be done rain or shine.

Residents are limited to five file boxes or 100 pounds per car load. Paper should be brought in a manageable container, not plastic bags. It's not necessary ...

Helmetta Mayor And Borough Council To Join Spotswood's Annual Community Pancake Breakfast

October 20, 2018

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Helmetta Borough Council members will join Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and the Spotswood Borough Council on Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589 for the tenth annual Mayor-Council Community Pancake Breakfast.

"This is another step in the co-operative working relationship that we have been ...

Helmetta Mayor And Borough Council To Join Spotswood's Annual Community Pancake Breakfast

October 20, 2018

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Helmetta Borough Council members will join Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and the Spotswood Borough Council on Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589 for the tenth annual Mayor-Council Community Pancake Breakfast.

"This is another step in the co-operative working relationship that we have been ...

Water Service Restored On Walnut Street In Spotswood

October 17, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was a busy morning in the borough on Wednesday as tree trimming snarled up Main Street during the morning school drop off and a water main break on Walnut Street between Wilson Avenue and Fernhead Avenue shut off service to residents in that area and closed the road.

According to a Nixle advisory released by the Spotswood Police Department, water service has been restored to ...

Spotswood Cross Country Teams Celebrate Seniors At GMC Championships

October 22, 2018

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - It's a tradition at Spotswood High School to celebrate the graduating seniors toward the end of each sports season and the Chargers cross country teams gave the seniors their special day at Saturday's Greater Middlesex Conference Championships at Thompson Park. South Brunswick High School swept the team title for both boys and girls at the meet.

It was the second ...

Spotswood Suffers One Point OT Loss To Roselle In Final Home Game

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School football team lost their final home game in heartbreaking fashion in overtime to Roselle High School 22-21. After a scoreless first half, Roselle got on the scoreboard first in the third quarter. Spotswood answered back when Tallen Smith connected with Eddie Rogers on a 45-yard pass, tying the score at seven. The Rams took back the lead on a kickoff ...

Spotswood Boys Soccer Eliminated In GMC Tournament By Top Seeded South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sixteenth seeded Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team knew it had a tough opponent in top seeded South Brunswick High School on Friday in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Vikings have only dropped one game all season. South Brunswick knocked the Chargers out of the tournament with a 5-1 victory.

Chris Moran netted the lone ...

Spectators Cash In At Far Hills Races For The First Time

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history.

It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race.

Caldbeck paid his backers $6.60 for every $2 win bet. Those who had less confidence in him actually made $7 per ...

Buy Treats For Humans, Help Rescued Horses

PERRINEVILLE,N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is having a fall fundraiser.

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation.

In the last nearly 11 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between. It is an expensive process.

Sales of buying popcorn, chocolates and wrapping paper is the ...

The Hunterdon County 4-H Pink Ladies Ride With A Purpose

RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease.

Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was diagnosed. 

The Pink Ladies set out to help other people and families battling ...

Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Are Winners On Hunt Night At The Pennsylvania National

Olympic eventer Boyd Martin wins the Gentleman's Hunter Hack

HARRISBURG, Pa. — History and pageantry were evident in the arena at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, as competitors in the Hunt Night classes brought their unique style, foxhounds and fun-loving attitude to this traditional facet of riding.

Members from 13 recognized or registered Hunts, from all across ...

Mentor/Student Among National Champions Crowned At Garden State Driving Event

STONE TAVERN, N.J. – Five USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions were crowned at the Garden State Combined Driving Event CDE at the Horse Park of New Jersey on Oct. 14.

It was the debut of national championships at the preliminary level in order to serve as a catalyst to ignite further interest in the combined driving discipline, and cultivate combinations for the ...

Area Young Riders Set To Compete At Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18.

As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to step it up and will now be offering over $6,500 in scholarship awards.

Known as the ...

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City Firefighter Aids Hurricane Victims, Says Community Was 'Leveled'

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene.

"This looked much more like a humongous wide tornado. It just leveled everything," Burrell ...

Somerville: CROP Walkers Step Up, Step Out on a Brisk Sunday to Feed the Hungry

October 21, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the First Reformed Church on Main Street.

Carry multi-colored balloons, members of First United Methodist Church of Somerville, North Branch Reformed Church, Congregational ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, October 24, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

Kid-Friendly Happy Haunt at the Red Mill

Fri, October 26, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

Kid-Friendly Happy Haunt at the Red Mill

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Sat, October 27, 10:00 AM

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Hall, South River

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Fall Festival

In Appreciation of John Chaya, Teacher...

October 12, 2018

Dear Friends,

John Chaya, a teacher in the Spotswood High School English Department for the past 19 years, passed away unexpectedly this week.  He was only 51.  He had been a coach, a sailor, a collector of books, a lover of music, a friend, and a beloved friend, son and brother.  The most important thing he was, though, was a teacher, a teacher who believed that his ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

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 ...

The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Promotes Awareness and Access at Women's Wellness Expo in Wayne NJ

October 16, 2018

WAYNE, NJ — The Susan G. Komen North Jersey promotes local community awareness and access to high quality breast cancer care at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Kelly E. Nagle spoke to TAPinto TV staff at the event, which took place at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey.

"Komen's mission is to save lives ...