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Arrests Made In Recent South Brunswick Robbery

July 21, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has arrested two men in connection with a July 16 robbery on Bayberry Court. Al' Jamar Taylor and Jason Briggs were arrested and charged with robbery, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and distribution of herion. Both men are 18 years of age and reside in South Brunswick.

The July 16 robbery followed a motor vehicle ...

South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau Seeking Information On Recent Accident

SOUTH BRUNSWICK , NJ - The South Brunswick Police Traffic Safety Bureau is seeking the public's assistance with an accident that happened on Route 130 on Wednesday, July 17. The afternoon accident claimed the life of a Monroe woman.

Investigators have determined that the accident occurrred when a 20-year old New Egypt woman driving a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta on Route 130 South collied with a ...

Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno Passes Away

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor Nick Poliseno passed away on Thursday, July 18. Details surrounding his death have not been made public. The 41-year-old father of two was elected mayor in November of 2012 when he defeated longtime councilman, Curtis Stollen. He lost his bid for re-election in November of 2016 when he was beaten by current Spotswood mayor, Ed Seely.

In October of ...

Temporary closure of Westergard due to excessive heat warning; Keep Cool at Kennedy Library

Due to the excessive heat warning, Westergard Library will be closed from Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24, while air conditioning repairs are made.  We anticipate Westergard will reopen on Thursday, July 25.

Books and other aterials may be returned to the Westergard book drops or at Kennedy.  Please call 732-463-1633 with any questions.

During this closure, please ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

A Warrior's Fight

July 9, 2019

Dear Friends,

Only a few short weeks ago we celebrated the wedding of Nicole and Jared, it was a sunny happy day for the bride and groom and all who attended. Soon after Nicole became the recipient for her lung transplant another much anticipated and happy occasion. The surgery met physician expectations and recovery is moving along slowly… We watch daily Nicole‘s fight to fully ...

Sources: Barchi Will Step Down as Rutgers President in 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year.

Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with the situation.

The announcement of Barchi's exit gives school officials time ...

Obituaries

- May 12, 2019
Gale grew up in Rahway, New Jersey and developed a love of theatre while in high school. Her ...
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Piscataway – Cesar L. Reyes, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Barnabas Medical ...
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Freiman: Anti-Semitic Flyer Posted in Hillsborough Infuriating, Frightening

July 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –Police continue to investigate the posting of an anti-Semitic flier on the glass doorway of the township municipal building last week.

A township employee found the flier when she arrived for work.

State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex), who lives in a neighborhood not far from the Peter J. Biondi Municipal complex on South Branch ...

Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting Scissors Get a Workout in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Pretty soon it will be time to put a sharp edge on the oversized scissors used by the Downtown Somerville Alliance at ribbon cutting ceremonies for new stores and restaurants that continue to open in Somerset County’s resurgent downtown district.

The scissors have been removed from its protective sleeve several times over the past few months, achieving a first on ...

PETA Offering Reward up to $5K for Help Nabbing Raccoon Killer in New Jersey

PLAINFIELD, NJ — PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, issued a press release on Thursday stating that the organization is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for setting a raccoon on fire earlier this month at 429 John Street in Plainfield.

Authorities responding to a call about a fire on the morning ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Middlesex County School Board Candidate Petitions for Nomination Due July 29

July 19, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The deadline for filing petitions of nomination for School Board candidates is on or before 4 pm on Monday, July 29. In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the 2019 General Election ballot, petitions must be signed by at least 10 persons, one of whom may be the candidate, and must be filed with County Clerk Elaine Flynn.

 

Petitions may be picked up ...

Alyssa's Law Brings Silent Panic Alarms to Public Schools in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a New Jersey law under which public schools are required to install silent panic alarms to protect students during emergency situations.

 The law (formerly A-764) is known as “Alyssa’s Law,” after former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student ...

Medical Tips from Dr. Etheridge: Nutrition/ diet

July 18, 2019

Eating and exercise go hand in hand. When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you exercise, whether it's a casual workout or training for a competition. Consider these eating and exercise tips.

Go for healthy food choices like lean meat and fish
Avoid processed food
Instead of fried food, go for grilled, baked or broiled, the warmer weather is here so this is a ...

A Call to Arms

I am one of those guys who is inspired to action watching dramatic sporting events.

For example, every four years, after watching the summer Olympics, I sign up for a gym membership.

Just a couple of months ago I played a round of miniature golf after being moved by Tiger Wood’s thrilling victory at the Masters.

There is something about overcoming adversity and performing at high ...

17 Things I Learned as a Recovering Parent

What are you (and every other parent) addicted to? Your child, of course, and the dreams you have before you even hold that baby in your arms. Those dreams have the power to derail your natural parenting instincts. But remember... you are always at choice! In any moment, you have the power to choose a new way of being, speaking and doing, and to influence your children for ...