Police & Fire

Spotswood Police Department Grows The Grinch's Heart

58d3e0bffef1c7573df0_grinch2.JPG
The Grinch was thwarted once again by the Spotswood Police Department, learning the true meaning of the holiday season. Credits: Dawn Miller
cfab0e7a808e2b519086_grinch1.JPG
Children of all ages enjoyed posing for pictures with the Grinch and wishing him and his Christmas-hating gang a Merry Christmas. Credits: Rose Marie Aiello
6a2c8762bb4a2c2a83af_grinch4.JPG
Blue Santa and his SWAT Elves made sure that the Grinch and his gang didn't spoil the holiday season for the borough. Credits: Dawn Miller
724b52699150c742b0d8_grinch3.JPG
The holiday spirit is alive and well in Spotswood as folks came out on December 21 to show the Grinch that Christmas isn't found at the mall. Credits: Dawn Miller
58d3e0bffef1c7573df0_grinch2.JPG

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Grinch and his Christmas-hating gang were poised to ruin the holidays for the borough. That is until Blue Santa and his SWAT Elves saved the day. However, the Spotswood Police Department didn't stop there. In the true spirit of the holiday season, Blue Santa and his SWAT Elves tried to bring the Christmas spirit to the Grinch, Krampas, Scrooge and the Abominable Snowman last night.

The Grinch and his gang were taken on a tour of Spotswood where they were greeted by residents full of holiday cheer in an attempt to grow the mean one's too-small heart. He is after all more than 800 years old and needs a bit of a reminder now that Cindy Lou is all grown up.

Their mission was a success as children of all ages and grownups too stopped by to bring the Grinch and his gang some holiday cheer. They received candy canes, cards and more from folks that weren't bothered at all by the chilly December evening as they poised for pictures and exchanged holiday greetings with neighbors, friends and classmates.

In the spirit of Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch was once again reminded that the holiday doesn't come from the mall. "Perhaps, Christmas means just a little bit more!"

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

Violent Campus Rapist Sentenced in New Brunswick

May 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - While walking across the Rutgers new Brunswick campus two years ago, a young woman was grabbed, viciously beaten, and raped by a middle-aged man from Newark.  She was saved by several students who intervened on her behalf.  Yesterday, her attacker was sentenced to 22 years in prison with no early release possibility.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey ...

Tour of Somerville Weekend: Quarter-Mile Sprints Add High-Speed Dynamic

May 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The grand daddy of ‘em  all, the 75-year-old Tour of Somerville 50-mile bicycle race, anchors a weekend of world class cycling in Bound Brook and downtown Somerville May 24-28, with a new event added Sunday night to draw more spectators downtown.

Spectators this year will see an additional day of racing beginning with the Bound Brook Criterium on ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick

New Jersey's Environment - A Pivotal Moment: an ...

Sat, June 2, 8:00 PM

East Brunswick

Casino Night & Tricky Tray

Sun, June 10, 9:00 AM

Nomahegan Park, Cranford

Strides4Strength - A Walk to End Domestic Violence

Letter to the Editor: "We Seek Clarity, Support" from Mayor Regarding Development on Summerhill Road

May 10, 2018

Dear Mayor Cohen:  

Thank you.  Your issued statement last night regarding the current development plans for the intersection of Summerhill and Old Stage Roads - which will be under discussion at the May 17 zoning board meeting in East Brunswick, is a welcome voice. 

Like you, we have a vision for East Brunswick and share your desire for smart redevelopment that ...

The ESCNJ Raises $12,000 From 6th Annual 'Autism Awareness' Fundraiser

May 18, 2018

For the 6th straight year,The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey's (ESCNJ) Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play fundraiser on behalf of Autism New Jersey was a great success.

          Total funds raised were approximately $12,000, as a result of pledges for laps completed, T-shirt sales, and families participating in arts and ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

May 20, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...

'The Sting' with Harry Connick Jr. Slithers and Shakes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and Chicago.  Scott Joplin’s music is intertwined with the show, especially “The ...