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Piscataway Native Randolph Carman Serves Aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

March 24, 2021

SOUDA BAY, Greece — Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Randolph Carman, from Piscataway, New Jersey, conducted sea-and-anchor detail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), in Souda Bay, Greece on March 20, 2021. 

The IKE Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national ...

Middlesex College Honors 3 Professors for Excellence

April 15, 2021

Three outstanding professors have been named recipients of Middlesex College’s annual Excellence Awards. They were recognized at a virtual ceremony in April.

Natural Sciences Professor Phalguni Ghosh (Piscataway) was selected as the 2021 Faculty Scholar Award recipient; Crystal Quillen, History and Social Sciences Department, has been selected as the Excellence in Fulltime Teaching Award ...

Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team Announces $1,000 ‘Against All Odds’ Scholarship

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Applications are now available for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (PDVCIT).

High school seniors who have “against all odds” been able to overcome extraordinary obstacles, remain in school, maintain passing grades, and have been accepted into an institution of higher education are encouraged to ...

Pallone, Watson Coleman, Booker, Menendez Lead Call to Department of Homeland Security to Prevent Deportation of Indonesian Christians in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security ...

State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

April 16, 2021

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

Coming Up at Your Library: Executive Presence, Plant Parenthood & More

Piscataway Public Library Buildings are Open!

Our buildings are open for limited services, including issuing brand new library cards! Already have a card? Come in to pick up a hold, browse and borrow, or use the computers, printers, and ...

Man Shot and Killed While Driving in New Brunswick, Police Say

April 19, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving his vehicle on Monday afternoon.

Police did not release the name of the man who they found dead in the area of Handy Street and Robeson Boulevard at about 4:35 p.m., according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick ...

New Brunswick Police Searching For Man Who Grabbed Woman's Buttocks

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman told police that a man grabbed her buttocks before running away near the area of Senior and Wyckoff streets.

The woman yelled at him and said she was calling the police as he ran, according to an alert released by New Brunswick Police late Saturday night.

Police said the suspect is described as a black man in his 20s. 

He was wearing black sweatpants or ...

MCIA Partners with WSP USA for Design and Engineering of North Brunswick Train Station

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County has announced a partnership with WSP USA Inc. for the design and construction of the long awaited North Brunswick Train Station. The Middlesex County Improvement Authority approved of the partnership sometime last week. Officials with the State, County and Township announced the decision at a live-streamed press conference earlier today. To watch the ...

Rutgers Fraternity Grateful For Support in Wake of Anti-Semitic Attack

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 in contributions by Thursday afternoon – nearly three times the original ...


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Somerville, NJ — Ruth J. (Shaw) Delayo, 84, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, March ...
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Talk Jersey to Me: A Guide to the Foods NJ is Famous For

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer?

Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all served communal style.

Deep-Fried Hot Dogs: Open wide for a hot Texas ...

Lawnmower Repair Ends in Death for 74-Year-Old Hillsborough Man

April 19, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 74-year-old township is dead after a landscape mower he was repairing dropped on top of him when the cable holding the machine above him snapped, according to police.

The victim was identified as John F. Levinski of Township Line Road.

A neighbor found the man beneath the machine on Sunday and called police at 5:11 p.m. The cable was attached to a ...

Hillsborough Schools Recover, Plan to Reopen Monday after Cyber Attack

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In-person instruction for all students is expected to resume Monday, one week after a cyber attack disabled the school district's computer network, forcing students and teachers to work on a remote platform Tuesday through Friday.

The school district has yet to release details on the extent of the attack, what was damaged or who is behind it. Students have been ...

Murphy Unveils Sweeping Gun Safety Package; Plan Includes $10 Million Proposal for Community-Based Violence Intervention

Package Includes Proposals to Require Firearms Safety Training, Mandate Safe Storage of Firearms, Raise the Minimum Age to Purchase Long Guns to 21, and Establish Electronic Ammunition Sales Recordkeeping

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed at reducing the epidemic of gun violence. The proposals, when paired with previous steps that he ...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Emily Fredricks, EBHS 2011

April 18, 2021

Dear Editor, 

      On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Rich and Laura Fredricks delivered two memorial benches to the East Brunswick High School in loving memory of their daughter, Emily, a 2011 graduate of EBHS. 

Emily was 24 years old when she was killed by the driver of a sanitation truck while she was cycling to work as a French pastry chef in Philadelphia on November ...

A Slow Boat to Normal

You remind me a lot of my dead wife.

For obvious reasons, most notably that my beautiful wife is very much alive and well, this is not how I would choose to start a conversation with the person seated next to me. But it was enough to encourage the flight attendants to physically remove an intoxicated man from the airplane.

That and the fact that he refused to wear a mask. The airlines ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...