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Thu, February 7, 7:00 PM

Schor Middle School, Piscataway

Schor Presents Lion King Junior

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/07/2019 7:00pm 02/07/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Schor Presents Lion King Junior

Don't miss Schor Middle School's musical production of Lion King Junior! Performances take place on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 at 7 pm at Schor Middle School. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

243 N Randolphville Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Fri, February 8, 7:00 PM

Schor Middle School, Piscataway

Schor Presents Lion King Junior

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/08/2019 7:00pm 02/08/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Schor Presents Lion King Junior

Don't miss Schor Middle School's musical production of Lion King Junior! Performances take place on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 at 7 pm at Schor Middle School. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

243 N Randolphville Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Sun, February 10, 3:00 PM

St. Francis Cathedral Community Room (Breezeway Entrance), Metuchen

Westminster Choir College presents, "The True ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 02/10/2019 3:00pm 02/10/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Westminster Choir College presents, "The True Story of Cinderella"

This humorous short work for twelve singers doing stirring vocal gymnastics, with narrator and piano, is performed occasionally at Westminster, but rarely in public. It features vocal soloists of the Cathedral Music Ministry accompanied by piano on the Cathedral Community Room stage. “The True Story of Cinderella” is not the children’s story, but rather a musical performance for ...

32 Elm Street Metuchen, NJ 08840
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Sun, February 10, 3:00 PM

Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center, Neptune

Monmouth Symphony Orchestra

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/10/2019 3:00pm 02/10/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Monmouth Symphony Orchestra

A Concert of Diversity!
The Monmouth Symphony is featuring music of female, African-American and Mexican composers on its Febraury 10 concert. Here's one of the pieces on the program written by New Brusnwick native, James P. Johnson - Victory Stride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3goAOd2eEc

Guest artist is Flutist Mardee Reed Ulmer. Tickets available at the door or on the MSO ...

55 Neptune Blvd. Neptune, NJ 07753
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Tue, February 26, 7:00 PM

Trayes Hall , New Brunswick

UAA Speaker Series: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Arts & Entertainment Education Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2019 7:00pm 02/26/2019 9:00pm America/New_York UAA Speaker Series: Follow the Drinking Gourd




Undergraduate Academic Affairs is sponsoring Follow the Drinking Gourd, a musical group that takes its name from the song used to guide enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The trio presents original programs on the African American experience in music, along with commentary and a visual presentation of historic images to enhance the experience. The group will ...

100 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Read Across America Event

Sat, March 2, 11:00 AM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Read Across America Event

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/02/2019 11:00am 03/02/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Read Across America Event

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ

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Car Hits Construction Vehicle, then Another Vehicle in Route 18 Crash

November 15, 2019

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - An accident occurred when a car traveling south in the left lane of Route !8 hit a road construction vehicle and then sped into the right lane this morning.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced today that police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in which one person was ...

Jamesburg Man Charged with Murder in Stabbing Deaths of his Father and Another Township Resident

JAMESBURG, NJ - A dangerous blaze covered the evidence of two murders in a Jamesburg house fire last Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Jaree D. Kitchen has been charged with the first-degree murder of his father Clifford Kitchen.  Now he will face the same charge in the stabbing death of Gregory Fischer.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief ...

South Plainfield Celebrates Diwali at Senior Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The borough held its Diwali celebration Saturday, inviting members of the community to learn all about the Hindu festival of lights. The event was hosted by the South Plainfield Public Library and took at the South Plainfield Senior Center.

“Our goal is to make Diwali more accessible to our patrons, to help them understand it and to give them a chance to take ...

New Exhibits Featured in Kennedy Library

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Stop by Kennedy Library to enjoy Erik Burro's Legacy of  Remembrance photography exhibit and Pauline Perlman's Faceless Dolls exhibit. 

The works of these talented artists will be on display through the end of November. 

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Rutgers Awarded 'Greatest Growth in Student Voter Turnout' in Big Ten Voting Challenge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More and more Rutgers students are voting.

The university had the greatest gains in student voter turnout over the past four years in the Big Ten Voting Challenge – a nonpartisan initiative to spur civic engagement and encourage more students to head to the polls.

Launched in 2017, the Big Ten Voting Challenge awards two campuses for their student voting efforts: ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield - Anna Serido, 104, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at her ...
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Piscataway – Julia Rose Ungermah, 31, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 18, ...
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Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

Edison Police Arrest North Brunswick Man After Stolen SUV Chase

November 15, 2019

EDISON NJ – A North Brunswick man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a Veteran’s Day chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle on Route 1 into the Avenel section of Woodbridge where the vehicle struck a pickup and snapped apart a utility pole.

During the pursuit, police said Ibe O. Allah Jr., 18, ignored traffic signals, struck another vehicle near Parsonage Road and, ...

US Attorney: Hillsborough Man Swindled Elderly Clients, Dodged Taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – A Hillsborough man admitted in US District Court yesterday to engaging in a Ponzi scheme targeting elderly investors and to subscribing to a false tax return, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Daniel Rivera, 60, of Hillsborough, and former financial advisor, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to one count of wire ...

Driver Gets 5 Years in 2015 Crash that Killed Hillsborough Woman

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Plainsboro man has been sentenced to five years in a New Jersey State Prison following his conviction on a charge of second degree vehicular homicide connected to a collision that killed a 50-year-old Hillsborough woman in 2015.

Sahil Kulgod, 25 of Adams Court, Plainsboro, was sentenced by Judge Robert A. Ballard, Jr.  in Somerset County Court on Nov. 8th.. The No ...

Dash, Splash, and Bash With Thanks4Giving In Asbury Park

November 15, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Thanks4Giving to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) will be held near Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. This annual plunge has evolved into two great events, now incorporating a run along the boardwalk in the all new Turkey Dash 5K before plungers take the Turkey Splash in the crisp Atlantic Ocean.

Organized by the Law ...

Somerset: Cedar Hill Prep Honors Veteran's Day

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Pre-Kindergarten students from Cedar Hill Prep commemorated Veteran's Day Monday, Nov. 11. 

"The Pre- Kindergarten classes were honored to have our very own Petty Officer First Class Christine Smith visit us in our classroom in celebration of Veterans Day," CHP officials said in an announcement. 

Smith joined the United States Navy ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

November 7, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

Thanks for the Memories

I want to Marie Kondo my head.

I want to remove all the junk in there that is no longer giving me joy.

Actually, I don’t really know much about Marie Kondo, other than a vague understanding that she is the guru of decluttering. Once while surfing Netflix, I clicked on her show, Tidying Up. I thought it might be some sort of grisly crime scene drama.

It turns out it was a reality TV ...

Stop Lecturing Your Kids... And Do This Instead

You’re trying to get some cooperation, or to make a point with your teen. You have the best intentions and it’s going well, until it’s not. At some point (usually pretty quickly) it turns into a lecture.  How can you tell?

Look and listen. You see it on your child’s face, or in the eye-rolling. You hear it in a sigh or a groan. Better to stop now.

But you ...