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New Brunswick Recreation's Indoor Soccer Program Now Registering

November 18, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Families have until Dec. 23 to register boys and girls ages 7-12 for New Brunswick Recreation’s Indoor Youth Soccer program.

The program will begin in January.

Classes will take place from 6-8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the A.C. Redshaw School on Livingston Avenue.

Registration is $50 per child, or $50 for the first child and $30 for each ...

Battle at the Birthplace - Rutgers Wrestling vs Princeton

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday at 11 a.m., Princeton and Rutgers will meet once again on the football field. But unlike the two New Jersey universities did in the first ever college football game (which Rutgers won 6-4) back on November, 6, 1869 near where the College Avenue Gym stands in New Brunswick, the wrestling programs will lock horns inside High Point Solutions Stadium in ...

New Brunswick Zebras Eliminated In First Round Of Playoff Action

MANALAPAN, NJ - The New Brunswick Zebras could not get anything going on the road Friday night, falling 49-0 to the Manalapan Braves.

The higher seed Braves took the Zebras out of the equation quickly, scoring five times in the first half alone.

Manalapan’s Naim Mayfield ran in scores from 18 and 83 yards in the first quarter.

Chris Maksimik brought in a 17-yard pass in the opening ...

New Brunswick: Police Investigate Possible Shooter In Intersection

December 2, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating a possible shooter in the city, according to a Nixle alert put out by Rutgers Police Friday afternoon.

According to the alert, the New Brunswick Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired which occurred at approximately noon at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Seaman Street.

The alert said a local resident reported ...

New Brunswick: Pedestrians Hit, Escape Serious Injury On Easton Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two pedestrians escaped serious injury after being hit by a car at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Easton Avenue Tuesday night, police said.

According to police, the unidentified pedestrians were hit by a vehicle turning from Hamilton Street onto Easton Avenue northbound at 6:09 p.m., police said.

Both victims suffered only minor injuries, refusing medical ...

"Criminal Recycling" Leads to South River Arrest

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Not all recycling is for the environment's good.  Some can lead to criminal charges.

On Sunday November 27, 2016 at approximately 5:33 pm while on patrol near Causeway and Browns Lane, Patrolman Brian Hyslop observed a male walking around an abandoned property. Upon being approached by officers, the suspect dropped two pieces of copper pipe. 

Copper is ...

New Brunswick School District Checking Boilers

December 1, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The district is making sure its 20 boilers are working to keep students and staff warm as colder weather approaches.

The Board of Education approved Majora Fuel, of Bayonne, to come into the district and check out the boilers at a cost not to exceed $9,875 during the Nov. 15 meeting.

“It’s a matter of standard, ongoing school district protocol that we ...

New Brunswick: New Robeson School For The Arts Part Of District’s Plan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As several state and local officials and district students donned safety helmets and shovels to break ground on the new Robeson Community Theme School for the Arts addition in early November, Superintendent Dr. Aubrey Johnson is keeping his eye on future enrollment.

“The renovation project at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts is part of the ...

Knollwood Students ‘Read, Believe, and Achieve’ with Eric LeGrand

PISCATAWAY, NJ – “If it wasn’t for my injury I wouldn’t be here today speaking before you,” former Rutgers football player, Eric LeGrand told the student body at Piscataway’s Knollwood Elementary School in an assembly on Wednesday.

In keeping with the school district’s You, I, We Inspire theme, students participated in a reading challenge that ...

New Brunswick: New Robeson School For The Arts Part Of District’s Plan

December 1, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As several state and local officials and district students donned safety helmets and shovels to break ground on the new Robeson Community Theme School for the Arts addition in early November, Superintendent Dr. Aubrey Johnson is keeping his eye on future enrollment.

“The renovation project at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts is part of the ...

Trash And Recycling Resources Available For City Residents

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – City officials are letting residents know that there are resources available for end of year cleaning and leaf collections.

City Spokesman Jennifer Bradshaw said that leaf collections are taking place on a weekly basis and residents can get a free app for their smartphones to let them know important waste and recycling information as well as schedules for ...

South Plainfield: Sen. Diegnan Sponsors Two Veterans' Bills

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The Senate and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved two bills sponsored by State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, D-18, that would pay for transportation for veterans outside of VA hospitals, according to a Nov. 22 press release.  

“This is about treating veterans with compassion and decency. This bill will make sure those who must travel a significant distance ...

Planner Hired for Proposed Neilson Street Park

November 30, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials today said they are still in the "very early stages" of planning for the construction of a public park on the location of the Wolfson parking deck and "there really isn't much that we're ready to talk about at this point."

But there is some news, as reported by NJ Biz, that the New Brunswick Development Corp. (DEVCO) has ...

New Brunswick Law Firm Ranked Among Nation's Best

November 30, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the seventh consecutive year, is out with the "Best Law Firms" rankings.  Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, L.L.P. has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in one practice area and regionally in 16 practice areas.

Firms included ...

Wisniewski to Join Middlesex Chamber Legislative Panel On November 29

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman John Wisniewski will join Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin tomorrow at the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Meet The Legislators Breakfast. 

The chamber is headquartered in New Brunswick. The event will take place Tuesday, November 29, 8:30 ...

TapInto to Co-Sponsor Forum on Obama's NJ Impact on Dec. 9

November 28, 2016

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The first installment in the Top Minds Series presented by Observer PolitickerNJ and partially sponsored by TAPinto.net will feature  academics from all over New Jersey and their assessment of  “The Legacy of President Barack Obama in New Jersey.”  

How have Obama's two terms impacted the Garden State? The event slated ...

New Brunswick: Hundreds Of Rutgers Students Rally Against Intolerance, Trump

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Hundreds, possibly a couple thousand Rutgers students, faculty and staff gathered at the Voorhees Mall on College Avenue Wednesday afternoon to protest and march against political intolerance and the potential impacts of a President Donald Trump administration.

The mass of protestors mustered at the front of Scott Hall around 3 p.m. Wednesday, before marching on ...

Muslim Rights Group Want Probe Of BOE Candidate’s Sign Vandalism

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Muslim rights group is calling for a state or federal investigation relating to the vandalism of election signs belonging to Board of Education member Azra Baig.

In a press release Wednesday, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) asked state and federal law enforcement to investigate graffiti left on several of her election ...

Crossroads Theatre Company to Bring Langston Hughes’ 'Black Nativity' to Its Stage, Dec. 9-18, Featuring Grammy Nominee Tony Terry

December 1, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Langston Hughes’ soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of  the late writer’s classic work, Black Nativity.

The show runs Dec. 9 through 18 with performances Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 3 p.m.; Dec. 10 and 17 at 8 ...

"Mommy Works Too Much" Will Resonate with New Brunswick's Working Parents, Kids

PISCATAWAY, NJ - A new children’s book addresses a concern shared by many kids with working mothers – a concern that often leads to the question, “Why is my mom always working?”

A message she received from a young daughter while working late one night led New Jersey author and mother of three Tiffany Stallings to write her illustrated tale, “Mommy Works Too ...

Beloved Skating Rink Opens for 14th Year in Roosevelt Park

EDISON, NJ -  Middlesex County’s popular Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink is now open for its 14th season.

 

The rink is located at the Level Playing Fields Complex inside the County’s Roosevelt Park, which is adjacent to Menlo Park Mall in Edison. 

 

Accredited group and private lessons are available. The rink is available for birthday parties ...

Amazon Donates New Bicycles and Helmets to 185 Children of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Base

December 2, 2016

As a prelude to its national holiday giving tour, Amazon is donating new bicycles and helmets to 185 children of active military families who are stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Base in New Jersey. The children and their families will attend a benefit concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Friday, December 2, and will receive their new bikes at a reception hosted by Amazon ...

New Brunswick to Celebrate Holidays on Friday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grab your sleigh bells and head to downtown New Brunswick Friday night, as the city marks the holiday.

The city will be pleased to host a favorite son, Jonathan Casillas of the NY Football Giants, who will join in the 24th-annual holiday tree lighting in Monument Square on Livingston Avenue.

Festivities  begin at 5 p.m. and include music, performances, a visit from ...

Middlesex County: MCFOODS Donations Way Up This Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - This time of year, organizers from the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) are taking stock of 2016 donations, thus far.

MCFOODS, to date, received 62.17 tons of food from October and November.

 “Generosity runs deep here in our region,” said Jennifer Apostol, project manager for the Middlesex County ...

Wednesday is Your Last Day for Leaf Bags

November 29, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you haven't noticed, there are plenty of fallen leaves all over New Brunswick.

And, so, if you have a rake our a leaf blower, it is time to get busy. 

On Wednesday, it is the final day that residents will be able to pick up free biodegradable leaf bags at the New Brunswick DPW, 400 Jersey Ave. Residents may pick up leaf bags between 11 ...

Free Live Taping of NPR Show "You’re the Expert" at the George Street Playhouse Nov. 9

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers marine scientist Oscar Schofield has been on the front lines of documenting and understanding climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on Earth – the Western Antarctic Peninsula. He and a team of educators and scientists from Rutgers and the California University at Monterey Bay received a National Science Foundation grant to help share with ...

FREE Live Taping of NPR Show "You’re the Expert" at the George Street Playhouse Nov. 9

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:—Rutgers marine scientist Oscar Schofield has been on the front lines of documenting and understanding climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on Earth – the Western Antarctic Peninsula. He and a team of educators and scientists from Rutgers and the California University at Monterey Bay received a National Science Foundation grant to help share with the ...

Not Your Typical Hospital Cafeteria at Saint Peter's

November 30, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The morning rush has subsided at Restaurant 2FIFTY4 inside Saint Peter’s University Hospital on Easton Avenue.

It was about 10:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday and Eileen Lombardi - with more than 30 years at the hospital - manages the restaurant. Fresh off breakfast, she and the staff are preparing for the lunch rush.

A few seats are occupied. A doctor is ...

Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers, Rutgers Study Finds

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The rate of stroke more than doubled among Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1974, during the past 20 years, according to a Rutgers study.

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—can proudly boast a new label: the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke ...

New Brunswick Revises ‘Code Blue’ Program, Adds Third Shelter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city is revising its program to shelter the homeless during the winter months, officials said Thursday.

City Spokesman Jennifer Bradshaw said that the “Code Blue” program, designed to keep homeless people sheltered and warm during extreme cold periods, is being revised to better fill the need of the community.

The program goes into effect when ...

Piscataway Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for using ‘Booster Bag’ to Steal Barnes and Noble Merchandise

November 22, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Dominick James Izzo, 50, of Piscataway and Port Orange, Florida was sentenced on Monday to 41 months in prison for shoplifting Barnes and Noble merchandise, selling the goods on eBay and failing to report proceeds to the IRS, said officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

According to court records, Izzo admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth ...

Middlesex County Superior Court Celebrates National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “Judgment for adoption granted.”

According to Superior Court Judge Deborah J. Venezia, sitting in New Brunswick, there are “no more powerful, no more important and no more emotional” four words than these.

Speaking at the Middlesex County Courthouse on Paterson Street, during the county's celebration of National Adoption Day, Venezia ...

New Brunswick: Police Not Charging Man That Punched Girl Unconscious

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are not charging the man that punched 19-year-old Emily Rand, knocking her unconscious, Capt. J.T. Miller said Wednesday.

“We’re pretty much done with the investigation. We’ve interviewed everyone,” Capt. Miller said. “We interviewed the male that punched her in the video that’s floating around as well as others at the scene.

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Jaffe Morning Briefing - December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - Expect the ongoing issue of the proposed $15 minimum wage to be talked about in the 2017 race for governor. The lines are clearly drawn; Democrats are pushing for it. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the likely GOP candidate at this point, says no way. "You go to $15 minimum wage, you're not going to be able to hire ...

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$1 Million Raised for RU in One Day

December 1, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On November 29, more than 6,400 people made gifts totaling more than $1 million to  Rutgers during the second-annual Rutgers Giving Day. Although final numbers are still being tallied, the number of donors surpassed last year’s total and exceeded this year’s goal by 29 percent.

“Rutgers alumni, staff, faculty, parents, students and friends ...

Rutgers Receives $19 Million to Develop Drugs to Treat Chemical Weapons Attacks

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Rutgers University a five-year grant for more than $19 million for research that would lead to the development of drugs to treat toxicity from chemical agents used in a terrorist attack. 

The National Institutes of Health continued funding Rutgers research to develop drugs to treat the toxicity of chemical weapons in case of a terrorist ...

Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers, Rutgers Study Finds

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The rate of stroke more than doubled among Generation X, people born between 1965 and 1974, during the past 20 years, according to a Rutgers study.

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—can proudly boast a new label: the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke ...

South Brunswick: Route 130 Crash Critically Injures Motorcyclist

December 2, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A crash on Route 130 Friday morning critically injured a motorcyclist, police said.

According to police, a 26-year-old Middlesex County man was heading north on Route 130 at 6:02 a.m. Friday morning when his 2003 Buell motorcycle hit a 2005 Nissan Xtera that was turning from Route 130 southbound and onto Stults Road.

South Brunswick EMS took the motorcycle driver ...

OPINION

Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 22, 2016

Dear TapInto New Brunswick:

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use ...

Somerset Patriots RHP Alexis Candelario Signed By Los Angeles Dodgers

November 29, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-handed pitcher Alexis Candelario has been signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Candelario had two stints during the 2016 season with the Somerset Patriots. He first joined the team in mid-June before having his contract purchased by Veracruz of the Mexican League. He re-joined Somerset at the end of August and ...

Restoravus: Dogs Dressed as Unicorns?

November 7, 2016

I bet, like me, you’re sick of this Presidential election stuff.  You know what I mean: The saturation bombing of negative ads.  Cable news and talk radio hosts screeching like they missed a distemper shot. Social media friends posting lame memes thinking that this will persuade you to vote one way or the other.  The coarseness of our discussions with one another. The ...