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South Brunswick BOE Hires New Business Administrator

August 8, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The district has a new business administrator.

Board of Education members hired Pittstown resident David E. Pawlowski as the new business administrator during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Crossroads North Middle School.

Pawlowski will replace Thaddeus Thompson and make $162,000 a year in the position and will start work on Oct. 6.

Thompson ...

South Brunswick Home Severely Damaged Following Sunday Night Fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township family is staying with friends after a Sunday night fire severely damaged their Kendall Road home, police said Monday.

At 10:53 p.m. Sunday night, police said they received a 911 from a resident who observed flames in her 49 Kendall Road kitchen.

“Firefighters arrived quickly and made an aggressive attack to keep the fire contained mainly to the ...

Units Responding to House Fire at 49 Kendall Road in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Firefighters from all three township departments as well as from Griggstown and North Brunswick responded to 49 Kendall Road for a house fire around 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Firefighters on the scene reported they had knocked down the bulk of the fire by around 11:15 p.m. and were checking the rest of the home for any further fire, according to scanner radio ...

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Cranbury: New Library Project Short $400K After Bids Opened

August 3, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ – Supporters of building a new library in the township will likely have to wait a bit longer for shovels to hit the ground due to a shortfall of about $400,000 from the funds raised to the recently opened bids to build the project.

According to a press release from Cranbury Public Library Director Marilynn Mullen, some 17 bids on the estimated $3 million project were opened ...

Cranbury: Only One Incumbent In Three-Seat BOE Race

CRANBURY, NJ – Only one Board of Education incumbent will be on the ballot as three seats come up for election in November, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office.

In a list provided by the county following the July 31 deadline for filing petitions to run for the board, only incumbent Evelyn Spann is seeking another three-year term.

Board President Jennifer Cooke and ...

Crowds Turnout For National Night Out In South Brunswick And Cranbury

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Crowds of people came out Tuesday night for the annual National Night Out event in both South Brunswick and Cranbury.

Several hundred-people gathered in Village Park in Cranbury from 5-8 p.m. to meet local officers and get some grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and potato chips during that community’s event, sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police ...

Hillsborough Library Celebrates Cultural Diversity

August 16, 2017

 

Exploring Chinese Opera at SCLSNJ's Hillsborough Library branch

​On August 7, patrons at the Hillsborough Library branch experienced a rare backstage look into the Chinese opera when Yonghong Jia presented From Kun to Jing Opera: A Brief History. The makeup and transformation process were explored. Jia then treated patrons to a mesmerizing vocal ...

Adult Cosmetology Classes Begin in September at EB Tech

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Adults interested in careers in cosmetology still have time to register for the fall sessions on the East Brunswick and Piscataway campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

Classes, which begin Sept. 7, are held Monday to Friday in two sessions on each campus: noon to 6:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 10 p.m. in East Brunswick; 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or noon to ...

South Brunswick BOE Hires New Business Administrator

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The district has a new business administrator.

Board of Education members hired Pittstown resident David E. Pawlowski as the new business administrator during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Crossroads North Middle School.

Pawlowski will replace Thaddeus Thompson and make $162,000 a year in the position and will start work on Oct. 6.

Thompson ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 16, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Somerville Basketball Tournament Organizer Pleased with Event, Despite Fewer Teams, Smaller Crowd

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Wallace Gantt, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of South Somerville” declared Saturday’s rain-delayed basketball tournament a success, even though the crowd was smaller this year than last.

This year, there was more focus on the heart and soul of the event – distributing book bags and school supplies to children whose families are hard-pressed ...

Roxbury's Cup Stacking Whiz Kid: 8-Year-Old Aiden Mulholland

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury boy is making a name for himself in the world of sport stacking, having won two gold medals at last month’s AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, where he also broke the national record in his age group.

Sport stacking is a timed competition in which competitors stack plastic cups, in various combinations, at blazing speeds.

Succasunna 8-year-old Aiden ...

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 ...

Succasunna Woman Confessed to Grandma Murder Plot, say Police

August 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Succasunna woman accused of trying to poison her grandmother with anti-freeze last month admitted her actions both to investigators and to a friend, according to police.

When questioned by detectives, the woman, Elise Conroy, 26, admitted pouring anti-freeze into grape juice she gave to her grandmother in late July, police said. They said she confessed that her plan was ...

Super Heroes Step Up to Support Somerville's Finest

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hosting an indoor fund raising event on a sunny Sunday in the waning days of summer can be tough.

That's what the Somerville PBA was up against this past weekend.

For the second year in a row, the YESTERcades video arcade on Division Street hosted a 12-hour fund raiser for the Somerville PBA #147; despite the competition with beach weather, backyard barbecues ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

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 ...

More Than 40,000 View Annual India Day Parade In Edison

August 14, 2017

EDISON, NJ – An estimated crowd of more than 40,000 came out Sunday afternoon for the 13th annual India Day Parade, organizers said.

According to a press release from the Indian Business Association, who sponsored the event, Indian Americans from all over the state attended the parade to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day.

The parade included Bollywood star Riteish Deshmukh ...

No Such Luck: NJ Lottery Commission Tells Bloomfield 150K Ticket Holder "You Won, But Didn't"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield resident Robert Chalet had the winning 'hand' in the New Jersey Lottery 'High Card Poker' scratch off ticket that he bought in Nutley, but when he went to redeem the ticket he was told that he had not won. 

Chalet told TAPinto Bloomfield his story about he says is a $150k winning scratch off ticket. The NJ Lottery Commission ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Wendell to Lead New Agency

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Councilman James Wendell will serve as the Chair of the newly-formed East Brunswick Township Redevelopment Agency, a panel formed by the administration of Mayor Brad Cohen to facilitate the re-visioning of the Route 18 South redevelopment zone.  At the first meeting of the agency Wendell said that there is "an aggressive plan in place" to rebuild the ...

Trump Supporters Greet Fair Goers

August 7, 2017

AUGUSTA, NJ – People driving to the New Jersey State Fair or points north in Sussex County on Saturday were greeted by a rally of Trump supporters.  Peacefully holding posters, Trump  and American flags of all sizes, about 30 people stood on the side of the road at the well-traveled intersection of Route 15, Route 206 and Ross Corner Sussex Road.

Many passers-by honked their ...

Sussex County Democrats Greet Sen. Cory Booker at the Fair

AUGUSTA, NJ – Democrat Senator Cory Booker visited the Sussex County Fair on Saturday, to add words of support to recognition of Sussex County Veteran Aldo Sayer.  Upon arrival Booker was surrounded by supporter and local democrat candidates including Senate candidate Jen Hamilton and Assembly Candidates Kate Matteson and Gina Trish. 

Booker took time to take selfies with ...

Franklin Township: New Dessert Shop BAM Desserts Soft Opening this Weekend

August 5, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - If you got a sweet tooth this weekend, BAM Desserts the newest bakery in town is looking to satisfy your craving. This weekend BAM Desserts is having a soft opening with introductory pricing, Sat. 11 a.m. to -5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

BAM Desserts is a specialty bakery whose emphasis is on tasty creative flavors.

They offer a variety of baked goods ...

EBPL Hosts 6-Week Diabetes Management Program

August 16, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Diabetes management is the subject of a  free six-week workshop will be offered at the East Brunswick Public Library  on Fridays from September 15 to October 27, 2017 (skipping September 22) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All attendees must register by the second workshop session. Each participant (one per household) will receive a complimentary textbook, ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

County Launches New Greenway App

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Greenway App, an interactive map of Middlesex County's newest natural attraction, will make it easier for residents to use the park and pathway while also experiencing some local businesses.

Middlesex County’s new interactive map enables residents to explore the sites and businesses along the Middlesex Greenway. Now you can locate stores, restaurants, bus ...

Cathay Pacific Replacing 777 with new A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

August 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new ...

Weekend Fun Family Events

August has gifted us with perfect weather: not too hot with very little humidity. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as summer comes to a close. Although there are only a few weekends left before Labor Day, local festivals are still in full swing.

International Food Festival

Food festivals are a summertime staple. We don’t often get a chance to try international cuisine in a casual ...

United Airlines to add Newark service to Western Ski Resorts for 2017-2018 Season

CHICAGO, IL  - United Airlines announced new service from the Newark Liberty Airport Hub to six western US ski destinations. The new routes will start operating later this year and will continue into the Spring of 2018.

The Winter schedule to ski destination from Newark includes service to Bozeman/Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Montrose/Telluride, and Salt Lake ...

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August 9, 2017

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Hillsborough HS Graduate Begins Reign as Miss UNICO

August 11, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Township resident Kimberly Ann Santaromita, a graduate of Hillsborough High School now attending graduate school at Rutgers University, has been selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2017-18.

Her first official Miss UNICO Hillsborough public appearance will be at the Hillsborough Rotary Fair Family Fun Day for families with children and young adults with disabilities ...

Bound Brook Man Charged in Shop Rite Robbery

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Bound Brook man has been charged with the robbery of the West Union Avenue Shop Rite, and faces additional charges for incidents at the Bridgewater Promenade and Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Brian M. Sivetz, 26, of West Main Street, Bound Brook has been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree, robbery, and 1 count of 4th degree, shoplifting, according to ...

West Windsor: Three Charged After Allegedly Attempting To Rob Route 1 AT&T Store

WEST WINDSOR, NJ – Three people are in custody after allegedly trying to rob the AT&T store on Route 1 Tuesday night, police said.

Police charged Gregory T. Smith, 53, and Benjamin Green, 47, both of Philadelphia with robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and kidnapping, after they allegedly tried to rob the store, located in the ...

Fire Severely Damages Edison Home

August 11, 2017

EDISON, NJ – A Friday afternoon, two-alarm fire severely damaged a township home, displacing the occupants, officials said.

According to officials, firefighters from two different departments went to 18 Brookfall Road at 3:50 p.m. on a report of a fire in the spilt ranch-style home.

Crews found visible smoke and fire coming from an upstairs bedroom in the home, officials ...

Middlesex County Fair Slide Show

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  It is what a county fair should be.  Rides, deliciously horrible-for-you food, refillable root beer tankards, corny-yet-wonderful side-shows, Democrats, Republicans, rabbits, Girl Scouts, wrestlers, garish games, music, and fun are to be had at the 79th Annual Middlesex County Fair in East Brunswick.  

The fair continues through Sunday at the ...

Amid Trump's Garden State Vacation, Rutgers Professor Blasts Anti-Jersey Jokers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University may tout its global reach, but this weekend one of its professors went to bat for its Jersey Roots.

Brian Murphy, a history professor and director of the Honors College at Rutgers' Newark campus, wrote a column for Politico Magazine on the Garden State, its presidential history and its rich—if often mocked—culture.

The ...

Franklin Township: OurBus expands commuter bus service in Kendall Park, Montgomery

August 8, 2017

OurBus is expanding its Kendall Park – to – New York commuter bus service to meet growing ridership. The service launched in Spring 2016, with stops along Route 27.

The commuter route now offers departures from the Kendall Park Roller Skating Park & Ride at 6:30 and 7:00 am. After a stop at the Kendall Park / Franklin Park Post Office, the buses run nonstop to Times Square, ...

English Language Volunteers Needed at SBPL

English Language Class Volunteers Needed!

The South Brunswick Public Library is seeking volunteers to help share their skills, enthusiasm, and professional experience with adult English language learners. SBPL offers ESL/ELL and English Conversation Group classes on an ongoing basis and we are looking for volunteers to help our program grow.

This is a great opportunity to give ...

Great Community Bank Experience For ALC Students

Academy Learning Center’s Rena Brenman found banking at the Monroe Township BCB Community Bank so pleasant that she decided to tell the branch manager about the experience.

While speaking with Branch Manager & Business Development Officer Vincent Davis, she mentioned the Community-based Instruction (CBI) program she works in at ALC.  That was all Mr. Davis, who wants to ...