Community Announcements

June 3, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library remains closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Main Street library is hosting a virtual historical presentation on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Old Glory - History of the American Flag will be hosted by Kevin Woyce.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Department of Public Works' Spring/Summer brochure is available on the Spotswood Borough website. The brochure contains information on garbage and recycling collections for the borough as well as Middlesex County collection dates for hazardous waste, paint and cooking oil.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Department of Public Works will resume the services that were discontinued during the height of the coronavirus shutdown in June. Pick up of metal and consumer electronic devices will begin again on June 11. The regular Thursday collections of metal and electronic ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek did not want to let Memorial Day 2020 pass without remembering the meaning behind the day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday, marking the passing of members of the armed forces that died during service. Initially, the holiday was called Decoration Day and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is seeking photographs from Spotswood School District parents showing their distance learning experiences. The PTA would like to use the photos as a part of a special video thanking the parents who suddenly found themselves home schooling their children when remote ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department has had to cancel its spring programs because of the coronavirus pandemic. A decision has not been made on any of its popular summer programs yet. However, since Spotswood School District students will be continuing remote learning through the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough Mayor Ed Seely released his latest update to Spotswood residents on Thursday. The number of positive coronavirus cases in the borough stands at 77. The number is up seven from the 70 positive cases the mayor reported in his May 1 letter. While the total went up slightly, the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - At a special meeting of the Helmetta Borough Council on Wednesday, May 6, Mayor Chris Slavicek and the council approved a resolution to allow the borough to extend the grace period for the May 1, 2020 property tax bill to June 1, 2020. "We understand the financial hardships that ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Residents living on Snowhill Street from Brunswick Avenue to Christine Court will have an interruption in water service on Thursday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. According to the Spotswood Water Department the service is being shut off because of construction work in the area.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek is asking putting together a Mother's Day Montage to honor Helmetta moms, grandmothers and other mom-like ladies on Sunday, May 10. Photographs of these leading ladies can be emailed to Slavicek at mayor@helmettaboro.com. All photos should be emailed by 4 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough is currently looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of sanitation laborer. The available position is fulltime and includes benefits. It is a union position. Starting salary is $32,469. Candidates must be able to read, write, speak, understand and/or ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown waterways have been reopened for fishing according to a Nixle advisory released by the Milltown Police Department on Thursday, April 30. Fishing was suspended in the borough on April 24 by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife following the discovery of fuel spill ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several parts of the county including Spotswood, Milltown, Helmetta, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Brunswick until 2 p.m. on Tuesday. A strong line of thunderstorms with heavy ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Borough offices will remain open, but employees will be working remotely from now through May 1. The change in borough operations came on the heels of employees recently testing positive for the coronavirus. Business Administrator Jeanette M. Larrison made the announcement via a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It wouldn't quite be spring without the Spotswood PTA's annual Flower Sale. Despite remote learning and the coronavirus shutdown, the Spotswood PTA is going forward with its yearly spring sale using social distancing practices to help keep residents safe. Potted flowers and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA and Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek are launching Virtual Autism Awareness Spirit Week for the April 20 to April 24 week of remote learning. Students in the Spotswood School District are invited to participate for each spirit day and share by posting on the Spotswood ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA's Chalk the Walk, Bear Hunt and Easter Egg Hunt have made walking, running and biking through Helmetta and Spotswood a lot more fun during the coronavirus stay-at-home. Now, the PTA is inviting all residents to create a rainbow to display in their window ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Tommy the tabby is safely back at his borough home. He returned on Thursday evening after disappearing on Monday, April 6 after getting out of a window. Tommy's owner, Barbara Sans, took to social media to ask residents for help in finding the beloved cat who has been her sole ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Tommy has been Barbara Sans constant companion during the stay-at-home coronavirus order. The friendly kitty got out of a window on Monday at her home in Woodmere on Crescent Avenue. Sans has not been able to locate him since April 6. Tommy is an orange tabby. He is wearing a blue ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Now is the perfect time to get a library card if residents do not already have one. The Spotswood Public Library is closed until further notice because of the coronavirus crisis, but residents can still apply for a card online. A Spotswood Public Library card gives residents access ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library has been closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus crisis. The closure includes the library's outdoor book drop. Residents with materials to return are asked by the Spotswood Public Library staff to keep them at home until the library is able to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Department of Public Works is not picking up bulk trash until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. The DPW is also not collecting any trash that is not bagged and placed in a bin. However, three large dumpsters will be available at the Recycling Center on Third ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA wants to give a big thank you to local healthcare workers who have been on the frontline of the coronavirus fight for weeks. The PTA is asking residents to take pictures of themselves and/or family members holding up signs showing appreciation to doctors, ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Memorial's kids tricky tray was supposed to be on April 17. However, since Spotswood School District Schools will still be doing distance learning, the Spotswood PTA came up with a virtual way to hold it. All Memorial Middle School students are invited to register for the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Before the Easter Bunny heads over to Helmetta, he will be hopping by Spotswood on Saturday, April 11. EB will get a ride through the borough courtesy of the Spotswood Fire Department. Due to social distancing guidelines, the Easter Bunny can only wave at residents. He won't be able ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Recycling will be collected in the borough on Monday, April 6. Due to Good Friday, residents will not have trash pickup on Friday, April 10. Trash will be picked up on Monday, April 13 instead.

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HELMETTA, NJ - The #SafeHands Challenge has been making the social media rounds since just before New Jersey began shutting down to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A key component to fighting the spread of the deadly virus is handwashing. While most people wash their hands not everyone ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The coronavirus shutdown won't keep the Easter Bunny from stopping by the borough after all. His annual breakfast had to be canceled, but the Easter Bunny is still going to take a tour around the borough on Saturday, April 11 thanks to the Helmetta Recreation Department and the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough community has lost a resident to COVID-19. The tragic announcement was made by Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely in a letter to borough residents on Wednesday. Spotswood has had four residents test positive for the coronavirus since the state-wide shutdown. Seely did not release ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek has a simple request for residents for the next 19 days; turn the lights on. Slavicek is asking the community to band together to create a "shining example of humanity." "Candlelight services are generally held at night and are intended to be a way for ...

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