Milltown/Spotswood Top Stories

August 27, 2019

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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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The area west of Summerhill Road and Devoe Avenue will receive a scheduled mosquito spraying from the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission on Thursday, August 15 from 6 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. If there is inclement weather on Thursday, the rain date for the scheduled mosquito spraying ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --A South River couple was killed on Sunday night, August 11 in a collision with an East Brunswick fire chief on Old Bridge Turnpike. The crash occurred around 7:30 P.M and the couple was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they later died.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Kids and some parents may cringe when the back-to-school commercials come on, but the Spotswood PTA has the scoop on sweetening the start of the 2019-20 school year. The PTA will once again welcome students and staff back to classes with Ice Cream Socials at the Appleby and Schoenly ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Mark the calendars for the borough's annual Milltown Day festivities on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gloria Bradford Park. This is the 21st Milltown Day celebration. The family-friendly event is hosted by the Milltown Revitalization Committee and includes a whole host ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With a little over three weeks left before the start of the 2019-20 school year, the Community of Hope Ministries is hosting its annual School Supply Drive to help area students be ready for classes. Suggested donation items ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's longtime athletic director William Visokay retired at the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year. In July, the Spotswood Board of Education approved Guidance Counselor and coach Michael Del Aversano as the Chargers' new athletic director. "I am honored to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood School District students do not head back to school until Thursday, September 5, but Spotswood High School coaches student-athletes hit the fields for their respective fall sports on Monday, August 12. Spotswood High School offers football, cheerleading, boys and girls ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Online registration is open for the 2019 fall Spotswood Soccer Club season. The fall season begins on Saturday, September 7. Weather permitting, the season is scheduled to run for 10 weeks. The cost per player is $50. Volunteers who serve as head coaches will be reimbursed the cost ...

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BROOKLYN, NY - Of course, New Jersey has a whole host of fun and exciting day trips ideal for the summer, but sometimes the Garden State's close proximity to the Big Apple beckons for an adventure. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is on many a bucket list and is well worth the trip up the New ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Mark the calendars for the borough's annual Helmetta Day. This year's festivities celebrating Helmetta will be held on Saturday, September 21. Helmetta officially became a municipality back in 1888, but the borough's history begins in 1880 when founder George W. Helme brought the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There will be an in-person registration for the Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball League tonight from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the league's fields behind Spotswood High School. The Thursday, August 9 in-person fall ball signup was rescheduled after the weather cancellation on ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Experience a bit of summertime magic at the Spotswood Public Library on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. The reMARKable Magic Show is for ages five and above. The show is not recommended for children under the age of five. Registration is required for this free event and can be done ...

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