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Hugs for Brady Foundation Honored by General Assembly 

December 11, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - The Hugs for Brady Foundation was honored last week with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by local resident and Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D). 

"Hugs for Brady helps out children with cancer, and children with cancer get a small fraction of research and development funds," ...

Police Seeking the Public's Help to Catch Armed Robbery Suspect

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the suspect from a Monday armed robbery at Metro Cleaners on Georges Road in Dayton, according to a Nixle alert. 

Police say, an employee stated a light-skinned male entered the store with a knife and demanded money from the register. The employee complied and the suspect ...

South Brunswick: Two Township Men Caught In Statewide Child Porn Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Two South Brunswick Township men, including a Trenton Police officer, are facing child pornography charges as the result of a massive, statewide, sting operation, officials said Friday.

Laurence Duque, 42, of Dayton, allegedly had over 4,000 files of suspected child pornography, and Paul Marinelli, 52, of South Brunswick, a Trenton police officer, was charged with ...

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Cranbury Township Committee Race Too Close To Call, 33 Votes Separate Candidates

November 8, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ - With just 33 votes separating Township Committee candidates, Republican Nancy Witt and Democrat Matt Scott, and the absentee ballots not yet counted, the outcome of Tuesday's race for the seat currently held by Township Committeeman Susan Goetz remains to be seen.

Speaking prior to the election, on Candidates' Night, Goetz said that, with her professional retirement, she ...

Cranbury Police Can Take (Short) Walk in the Park Thanks to Local Scout

CRANBURY, NJ – Township police officers can now take an abbreviated walk in the park, or at least enjoy a breath of fresh air, without ever leaving the station, thanks to 17-year-old resident Michael Gonzalez.

According to Chief of Police Rickey Varga, Michael presented a plan to create a park-like setting for the officers, with a picnic table for them to enjoy their breaks outdoors on ...

Cranbury Church Bells Toll For Las Vegas Shooting Dead

CRANBURY, NJ – The bells of St. David’s Episcopal Church on South Main Street tolled 60 times at noon Tuesday in remembrance of the 59-people murdered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday night, and once for their slain killer.

“At noon (Tuesday), 14 people gathered to pray for and acknowledge the 60 lives lost in the Las Vegas shooting,” St. David’s Senior Warden Carol ...

Student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

Somerville Professor Authors Book on Racism

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Karen Gaffney, a borough resident and professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College, has authored a book on the history of racism.

"Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox," published by Routledge, offers an accessible, introductory guide to race and racism. The 214-page book also includes “tools for action” for ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

December 12, 2017

 

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from ...

St. Paul's Church To Host Santa Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - Run, run Rudolph and Santa too. St. Paul's Church is hosting a 5K Santa Run/Walk on Saturday, December 9. Race kicks off at 9 a.m. at North Brunswick Community Park. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $20 for adults and $15 for kids12 years of age and younger. Race day fee is $25 per person. All of the proceeds from the Santa Run will go towards financing the St.

Hub City native, longtime boxer, facing off for global title in Atlantic City this weekend

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Fourth Suspect Arrested in Somerville Shooting

December 12, 2017

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A fourth suspect has been arrested and charged with first degree attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting incident in the area of Third Street and Center Street on Oct. 26.

Ishmael K. Proctor, 25, of Mechanic Street, Somerville, was arrested by Somerville police officers during a motor vehicle stop in the Somerville train station ...

Police Seeking the Public's Help to Catch Armed Robbery Suspect

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the suspect from a Monday armed robbery at Metro Cleaners on Georges Road in Dayton, according to a Nixle alert. 

Police say, an employee stated a light-skinned male entered the store with a knife and demanded money from the register. The employee complied and the suspect ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

Cranbury School Graduates Eighth-Grade Class

June 21, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ – In bow ties and blazers, white dresses, flats and heels, the students of the Cranbury School's eighth-grade class gathered in the gymnasium Friday night to receive their diplomas at graduation and to remind one another that “the best is yet to come.”

Following the traditional processional to “Pomp and Circumstance,” Student Council President ...

TAP into South Brunswick and Cranbury Offers Special Graduate Notes

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – TAP into South Brunswick and Cranbury, your online local newspaper, has a special offer for the family and friends of this year’s graduates.

Tap into South Brunswick and Cranbury is covering four graduations this year at:

South Brunswick High School
The Cranbury School
Crossroads North Middle School
Crossroads South Middle School

Family and ...

Unclaimed Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold in Milltown

December 1, 2017

MILLTOWN, NJ - Who wouldn't want to find out they were holding a million dollar lottery ticket? Well, someone is. An unclaimed Cash4Life second-tier lottery ticket worth one million dollars will expire on December 8, 2017, if it is not claimed. The ticket was purchased at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown.

The rest stop is located at the 78.7 mile post ...

Famed chef Marcus Samuelsson officially opens new restaurant Marcus B&P in downtown Newark

December 12, 2017

Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing its own ...

Hugs for Brady Foundation Honored by General Assembly 

December 11, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - The Hugs for Brady Foundation was honored last week with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by local resident and Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D). 

"Hugs for Brady helps out children with cancer, and children with cancer get a small fraction of research and development funds," ...

Rabid Cat Found In Edison

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on November 12 and attempted to care for it.

The cat’s health deteriorated and was eventually put to sleep at a local ...

Rabid Cat Found In Edison

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on Nov. 12 and attempted to care for it.

The cat’s health deteriorated and was eventually put to sleep at a local ...

Sports Teams May Build Venues Next To Belmont Park

December 12, 2017

The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table.

The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, laid out their plans for a new 18,000-seat indoor arena for hockey and a 26,000-seat for soccer at ...

SRF's 12 Days of Giving Campaign Underway

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's 12 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to help a horse in need during the holidays. Whether giving a gift to a horse in need, or a gift to someone who loves horses and would be delighted to receive this caring gesture as their holiday gift, SRF needs your help. Here is SRF's holiday wish list for the 12 Days of ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Here's How To Help California Horsemen Impacted By Fires

DEL MAR, Calif. — The number of equine fatalities continues to grow from original estimates of 25, and the needs of human survivors for the simple everyday things of life grow even larger as a result of the fires that devastated San Diego County. California's horse industry.

Three major funds have been established to assist the surviving horses, their owners and the backstretch ...

New York Jockeys Visit St. Mary's Hospital for Children

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Members of the NYRA jockey colony, including Hall of Famers Javier Castellano and John Velazquez visited St. Mary's Hospital for Children on Tuesday. Top jockeys Manny Franco, Eric Cancel and Dylan Davis joined them to tour the facility and celebrate the holiday season with patients, staff and volunteers.

St. Mary's mission is to improve the health and quality ...

Collegiate Riding: Fabiano Earns SEC Rider Of the Month Honors

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — South Carolina equestrian's Lauren Fabiano was named the November SEC Rider of the Month for Equitation Over Fences, the league office announced today.

Fabiano, of Malvern, Pa. posted a 2-0 record and earned her third M.O.P honor of the season in the month.

Fabiano is the second Gamecock to be named an SEC Rider of the Month after Paisley Roberts was named SEC ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 10, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

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South Brunswick and Cranbury Police Blotter

August 9, 2017

Sponsored by Reilly's Collision Center in Monmouth Junction. Click here and scroll down for the latest updates and alerts from South Brunswick and Cranbury Police.

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Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old Bernards Infant

November 30, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s ...

Student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

City officials decline to criminally pursue incidents of white supremacist flyers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police officials have declined to pursue criminal charges against a group behind a series of anti-immigration flyers posted across the city last week, local officials said.

The flyers proclaimed that “America is a white nation” and that any “illegal aliens” should be promptly reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), even providing the ...

East Brunswick: What Do You Do with a Library When It Stops Being a Library? (Part 2 of 4)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Appleby. DeVoe. Chittick. Warnsdorfer. Bowne.  Good old East Brunswick names, names that appear all over town and grace local schools and streets here and in Spotswood.  Fred DeVoe loved the already-old building on Main Street in which his mother Alice Appleby DeVoe was born.  Nobody quite knows the age of the building, though some suggest that ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...

John G. O'Sullivan Elected President of Old Barracks Association

December 10, 2017

The Old Barracks Association held its 115th Annual Membership Meeting in Trenton, NJ where John G. O’Sullivan was elected President.

Mr. O’Sullivan is a resident of Monmouth Junction, NJ.  He and his wife Jacqueline have been members of the association for over 16 years. 

The Old Barracks was built in 1758 to house British troops sent to fight in the French and Indian ...

Pharmaceutical Logistics Provider Opens in New Jersey

Woodfield Distribution, LLC, a pharmaceutical logistics services provider based in Boca Raton, FL continues to expand facilities and capabilities. The company, also known as WDSrx, signed a lease for a 63,500 square-foot space at 15 Stults Road in South Brunswick, NJ.

The pharmaceutical-grade facility represents the establishment of a physical presence for WDSrx in the Northeastern United ...

Pinkin to Host Job and Career Fair in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin announced that she will be hosting a free job and career fair on December 19 at the East Brunswick Public Library.

 

Joining her in sponsoring the event will be the East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce, the East Brunswick Public Library, and her legislative colleagues, Senator Patrick Diegnan, and Assemblyman ...

Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program at Duke Farms

December 8, 2017

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."

Margaret Mead

If gaining an insight into local and statewide environmental issues is close to your heart and if you are ready to make a difference in your community, Rutgers ...