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Star Power: Step on Up for the East Brunswick Celebrity Dance-Off


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Come and meet those dancing feet at the East Brunswick Celebrity Dance-Off this Sunday.  Local "celebs" will "Dance Through the Decades" with professional partners to raise money for the East Brunswick Education Foundation.  Place your votes, make your donations, and cheer on the contestants.

The EB Celebrity Dance-Off is an exciting fund raising event that will be held at 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the JMPAC located at Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane.

The event will feature celebrities from around East Brunswick paired with dance professionals vying for the coveted Championship Trophy.

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An elite panel of judges will provide input, but the winner will be decided by audience votes.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

For more information about the East Brunswick Education Foundation, please visit the district website here

Here are the celebrities:

Acquilynne Devery - East Brunswick Weight Watchers leader

Adam Neary - Executive Producer, Playhouse 22

Alecia Bloom - Anti-Cancer Activist/Esteemed Leading Knight of the East Brunswick Elks

Barabara Reiss - East Brunswick Board of Education

Brian Adams - Detective, East Brunswick Police/SRO East Brunswick Schools

Chris Yannazzo - East Brunswick Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics

David Lonski - Chairperson of East Brunswick Democratic Organization/President of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Gary Hoeni - Prop Coordinator, New Jersey Center of Dance

Gary Taffet - Coach of the Year for EB Dynamo Travel Soccer Team

Lou Figueroa - Assistant Superintendent of Student Activities and Services

Dr. Renee Soccodatto - Vocal Music Teacher, Warnsdorfer School

Skip Wade -  Local DJ and PTA Member


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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

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A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

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