Milltown/Spotswood Top Stories

September 2, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - All borough offices are closed today in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Grass will not be collected on Monday, September 2. Residents can put grass collections out with their next scheduled trash pickup.

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NEW JERSEY - The three day Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer as most teachers and students head back to school on the days following the federal holiday. Labor Day dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The concept to recognize the contribution of America's workers ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Mark the calendars for the fourth annual Oktoberfest for Education on Saturday, September 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Pavilion. The fun evening includes entertainment by Bonefide and food and beverages from New Brunswick hot spot Destination Dogs. Pre-sale tickets ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Borough Pool is celebrating the last unofficial day of summer on Monday, September 2 with a family-friendly Labor Day splash. The pool is holding a Labor Day party from noon until 8 p.m. The all-day fun-athon features a candy hunt, coin dive, scavenger hunt, water ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Carson Drive is taking the stage at MJ's Restaurant Bar and Grill on Saturday, September 14 for the first in a series of Saturday night music events featuring local bands. "Recently, when time came to scheduling our music entertainment for the fall/winter, I really wanted to take ...

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NEW JERSEY - It's arrived; the final weekend of summer. Most college kids are off. Back-to-school sales are in full swing and pumpkin spice is back in coffee shops across the Garden State. For residents who didn't pack up the car and head off for the last three-day weekend of summer, here are some ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With only three players returning to the lineup, the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team is looking at a rebuilding year for the 2019 season. "Our weakness is inexperience," said Chargers head tennis coach Daniel Krainski. "We only have three players returning and we ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Detours and road closures continue in the borough on Thursday, August 29. Vaughn Road is currently closed due to gas line repairs. Residents should plan an alternate route. A section of Burlington Road is also closed off near Vaughn Road. Manalapan Road is closed in both ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Former Charger head wrestling coach is taking his coaching skills to the collegiate level. John Denuto has been tapped to head up the new wrestling program at Union County College this winter. Denuto is a long time high school wrestling coach in the Garden State. “We are excited ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents will want to plan alternate routes when traveling through the borough on Wednesday, August 28 due to road closures and detours. The Spotswood Police Department is alerting drivers to avoid Main Street west of the Devoe Avenue intersection. Westbound traffic is going to be ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Say goodbye to August with an outdoor concert on Friday, August 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Maple Street Pavilion. Still Small Voice is the featured band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on to enjoy a summer evening of music. Still Small Voice is a vintage acoustic band ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District heads back to school on Thursday, September 5. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely will both be on hand to greet the youngest students as they return to classes on September 5 and September 6. Slavicek and Seely will be at the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Water service has been shut off by the Spotswood Utility Department to residents living on Easton Avenue between Jensen Avenue and Old Stage Road. The shut off is temporary. PSE&G has been working in that area this week with gas line replacements.

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HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Facebook and Instagram blow up with first day of school photos every during the first week of September. Both Spotswood and Milltown School District students head back to school on Thursday, September 5. If Helmetta, Spotswood and Milltown residents would like ...

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MARGATE CITY, NJ - With summer camps finished for the season and school still more than a week away, the wanning days of August scream day trip. So, how about spending an afternoon inside a six-story pachyderm? Lucy the Elephant is just a ride down the Garden State Parkway and is a unique piece of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The ongoing utility work from PSE&G is causing road closures to start the work week of the final week of August. The Spotswood Police Department is reporting road closures along Brunswick Avenue between Burlington Avenue and Crescent Avenue. Residents are advised to plan ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library will be closed on Saturday, August 31 and Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 3 at 10 a.m. for regular business hours. Saturday hours at the library resume on September 7.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Back-to-school preparations are in full swing as students, teachers and parents hold on to the last few days of summer before the Spotswood School District returns to classes on Thursday, September 5. The district's staff comes back on Tuesday, September 3. A special back-to-school ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Community Clean Up Committee is hitting the streets and sidewalks of the borough for its last summer sprucing up Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The program was designed by borough resident Abby Griggs. Griggs is a 12-year-old student. Residents interested in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With 11 returning varsity players, the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team is eyeing a competitive season in the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division and a possible run to the championship. Spotswood brought home a Blue Division championship in 2016. "With a ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - As parents and kids try to hold on to the last few breaths of summer, Milltown School District Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Brown was making a splash at the Milltown Borough and Brookside Pools this week. Brown was joined on the pool tour by Parkview Principal Eric Siegel and Joyce ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Kids aren't the only one dreading back-to-school. Parent's aren't exactly looking forward to packing lunches agains for the next 180 school days. To help moms and dads come up with healthy lunch and snack ideas for school, the Spotswood ShopRite is hosting a Back-to-School Health ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents in need of a respite from this week's latest heat wave can utilize one of the three cooling centers located in the borough. The following cooling centers are available from now through Thursday, August 22; The Court Room in the Municipal Building is available to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in response the Spotswood VFW #4589 is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Monday, September 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Blood donations are typically low during the summer months and cancer patients are the number one users of ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The theme for this year's Summer Photography Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Milltown Public Library is the community of Milltown. The deadline for entries is Saturday, August 24. Entrants can submit two photos and all ages are welcome to participate. All of the submissions ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When does a person need a will? What is a power of attorney and at what age is it important to get one? Questions like these become more prevelant as people get older and have families of their own. The Spotswood Public Library is offering patrons a free seminar to help clear up the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual Middlesex County Fair came to an end on August 11, but not before three Spotswood residents and members of the Stitch in Time knitting and crochet group won blue ribbons for their creations. Gowri Eswaran won for her crocheted bedspread. Eswaran designed the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - August is the Sunday night of summer as the saying goes for students, teachers and administrators, but with those dog days and September's back-to-school looming in the distance comes the hint of excitement for new beginnings. For Spotswood High School Principal Amy Jablonski, the ...

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HELMETTA, MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District is once again switching the district's alert system. The district changed from Honeywell to Sangha last summer, but decided after receiving feedback from staff, parents and the community that a switch was needed. Many parents ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - American Legion Post 253 has two upcoming events residents may want to mark on the calendars. On Saturday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the American Legion is hosting Steak Dinner Night. Pre-tickets are $20 while tickets at the door on the day of the event are $25. Tickets ...

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