Milltown/Spotswood Top Stories

September 28, 2020

HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Voters in Spotswood and Helmetta are deciding on one open Spotswood Board of Education seat in the upcoming election. Mail-in ballots have been sent out by Middlesex County and have begun arriving in borough mailboxes. Incumbent Bertrand Louis and Dan Lennan are both ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Three Milltown Board of Education seats will be on the ballot for borough voters this fall. JoAnne Demetrio, James Lloyd and Mary O'Mara are all running for re-election. Egnita Pardo is also seeking one of the open seats as a write-in candidate. Demetrio has held a seat on the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It is the fifth season behind the bench for Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis head coach Daniel Kraniski. Krainski also coaches the Chargers' boys tennis team and has for several years. In June, the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team lost longtime members Gabby ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools has been granted Bronze Certification by Sustainable Jersey for Schools. “Schools that earn this certification are considered by their peers, professional associations, experts, and civic ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Middlesex County's Emergency Food Distribution Network works with more than 100 local food pantries and social service agencies throughout the county. The coronavirus pandemic has hit many Middlesex County residents hard, which is why MCFOODS is partnering with the Monroe ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough residents may want to plan an alternate route during the upcoming milling and paving project along Main Street. The project is scheduled to be completed from October 1 through October 15. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Utility Department will begin hydrant flushing on Tuesday, September 29. Flushing will be done during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to information posted on the Milltown Borough website, hydrant flushing is a requirement from the New Jersey Department of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Spotswood Borough Council in the upcoming November election. Incumbent Jose Rivera, Diane Charlesworth, Edward Lesko and Marylin Israel are all seeking a seat in the 2020 election. Israel isn't a stranger to the local campaign trail.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Fall has arrived and it won't be long before the annual ritual of raking leaves begins. Starting on Saturday, October 2, the borough's Department of Public Works will begin providing residents with free leaf bags. Bags will be available for pickup on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m.

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter Fall, it is important to continue to take all ...

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New Jersey - As "must-attend" events for many families during the months of July through September statewide is county and 4-H fairs. Just like everything else in during the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey's 4-H programs have had to invent ways to engage the thousands of youth who wait all year to ...

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NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Online registration is open for Milltown Recreation Department's fall youth soccer program. The program is held on Saturdays beginning on Saturday, October 10. It will run through Saturday, November 14. Registration can be completed on Community Pass.

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is inviting residents to its first-ever Drive-In Movie Night on Friday, October 2 at Spotswood High School. Admission is free, but residents must register online for the 7 p.m outdoor showing of "The Secret Lift of Pets." Registration opens on ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Amanda Mendez is better known by her Spotswood High School girls soccer teammates, friends and family as Mandee. The senior recently committed to take her exceptional soccer skills to Rider University's division one women's soccer program. Mendez has been a standout for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In the 112-year history of the borough, Spotswood has never had a female mayor. When Jackie Palmer first ran for mayor in 2016, she was the first female candidate to seek the office. Palmer finished second in the 2016 election to current Mayor Ed Seely. The longtime resident will ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, all Spotswood School District students have access to free lunches during virtual learning. The USDA free meal program began helping schools across the nation feed children during the summer months has been extended through the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it. The census is quick, easy, safe, and can be completed online. COVID-19 Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crystal Springs has closed the pools for the season for humans, but the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks wanted to give dogs an opportunity to have some water fun too! Doggies and their humans can head to Crystal Springs on Saturday, September 26 for the third ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On Monday, Borough Council President Larry Kraemer announced during the virtual September 21 meeting that he was stepping down from his duties as borough council president in order to devote more time to his mayoral campaign. Kraemer was appointed as Spotswood Borough Council ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick School District Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the status of three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the East Brunswick Public Schools. Though the cases were not transmitted within the schools, they affect students and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is recommending all Garden State residents cast their vote on Election Day 2020 by mail. Now borough residents will not have to go far to drop off their completed mail-in ballot. An election drop box is available at the Spotswood Municipal Building on ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Farmers Market is back! The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Township of East Brunswick, the EB Sustainability Task Force, EB Environmental Commission and the Friends of EBEC. The market will be held at the Brunswick Square Mall twice a month, starting in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is hosting a virtual Bingo Night for Memorial Middle School students on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per student. A Zoom link and bingo cards will be emailed prior to the event. Registration is required and can be completed by downloading the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is encouraging all Garden State voters to cast their vote in the 2020 election by mail. However, the borough will still have one polling place open on November 3 at the Helmetta Community Center. Poll workers are needed. Anyone interested should ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough voters will be deciding on a new mayor and two open seats on the Spotswood Borough Council on Election Day. Incumbent Councilman Jose Rivera, Edward Lesko, Marylin Israel and Diane Charlesworth are all candidates on the November 3 ballot. Charlesworth has been a resident of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Ka-chow! Lighting McQueen might not be cruising into the borough for the third annual Spotswood High School Girls Basketball Car Show on Sunday, October 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Spotswood High School, but there will be plenty of other cool cars on hand. Admission is free to this ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and ...

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