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Craft Mania Activities at the Raritan Valley Y

Thu, September 21, 7:00 AM

Raritan Valley YMCA, East Brunswick

Craft Mania Activities at the Raritan Valley Y

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Add to My Calendar 09/21/2017 7:00am 09/21/2017 7:00pm America/New_York Craft Mania Activities at the Raritan Valley Y

School is out for the day so come and join us for a day full of crafts and fun at the Raritan Valley YMCA.

All Vacation Camp dates and trips are subject to change due to make up days caused by school closings. Vacation Camp programs are not part of the After School Program. An additional fee of $55 is charged. Please visit the Raritan Valley YMCA page on Facebook or visit @RaritanValleyY on ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - November 16, 2018

STUCK - It's as if the entire state forgot how to deal with snow at the exact same time. The autumn storm created havoc during yesterday's commute, with cops responding to hundreds of crashes. Hours of traffic. Roads closed. Speed restrictions on major highways. Cars piled all over the place, or running out of gas or breaking down. The Port Authority just gave up on its bus service ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 15, 2018

STATEWIDE - What?? Early dismissals in schools around the state? And for what?? Snow? Are you kidding? Isn't it just mid-November? A real winter weather advisory? A big wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain to hit in north and central Jersey this afternoon? Up to six inches? Really? C'mon!

BURLINGTON - It began as another great GoFundMe story of a Florence couple helping a ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 14, 2018

WAYNE - There are many stupid reasons to drive drunk. But, a 57-year-old West Milford man came up with a real doozy, telling cops he drank too much and rear-ended another car Sunday night "because the Jets suck!" Apparently, this driver guzzled way too much whiskey, after suffering through his team's humiliating loss, 41-10, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS - You love Bowcraft? Like, really, really so? Wow, now is your golden chance to grab the ideal souvenir, as Bowcraft is closing is doors after seven decades of thrills and chills. A Somerville company is selling all the rides, as the 13-acre site is bulldozed and turned into another mega-apartment complex. You can take home a full roller coaster for $499,000 or a family swing ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 12, 2018

STATEWIDE - Imagine real funding for the Gateway Tunnel, for our weary commuters. Or restoration of the full federal tax deduction on state and local taxes, for our weary wallets. Or a ban on oil drilling off our treasured shore. All these things could very well happen, reports, with the Democrats taking control of the House in January. Jersey will once again have some ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 9, 2018

NOT IN NJ - Chris Christie for Attorney General? There was a time, not too long ago, that idea would make people spray mouthfuls of coffee all over their computers. But, these are even stranger times with New Jersey being the West Wing's whipping boy. So, the fact that Christie is on the short list for the top attorney in the land? Yeah, why not. Perhaps, if he gets the gig, Christie may ...

Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.


12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Rutgers Tailgate to Be All Wet

November 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is an understatement to say the Rutgers football season has been "disappointing."

But the one benefit for wary Rutgers fans has been the traditional tailgates, a great place to meet up with old friends, commiserate about the current football situation and say "Hi" to giddy Big 10 fans from other schools who seem to be the main fan base at our home ...

Ex-Rutgers Football Player Charged in Attempted Murder Plot is Hard Working 'Role Model,' Pastor says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community.

"He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university football player accused of plotting to kill two relatives of an ...

Premed Programs Gives Students Savings, Study Outside Science

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nine Rutgers University students have begun a pre-medical school program that ensures entrance to medical school and allows them to pursue studies and degree outside of science.

Initiated this fall, the 4 + 4 program offered to students in the Honors College will guarantee them a seat at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as long as they maintain a required ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Athletes Commit to College Teams

November 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges.

Students who signed, their sport and college include:

Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University
Felix Diaz of North Brunswick, baseball, Southern New Hampshire University
Chris Kirschner of Flemington, ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder

November 19, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.


East Brunswick's Clergy Condemns Pittsburgh Shootings

October 31, 2018


Der Editor,

The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and their community.

 We mourn the loss of eleven innocent lives and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. We are grateful for ...

Somerset Patriots Holiday Toy Drive Set For Saturday, December 8th

November 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the day. The toys will be donated to Toys For Tots Central New ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...