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Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Tour of Somerville, Oldest Bicycle Race in the USA Will Broadcast Live - Around the World – on Memorial Day

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Tour of Somerville, a tradition in bicycle racing since 1940, will be broadcast live on Memorial Day, the first time in 74 years of international competition that the signature race will be seen around the world in real time on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch.

Cameras will be positioned at strategic locations throughout the race course in ...

Jackie Kennedy and Historic Preservation: Middlesex County History Day 2017

May 18, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for a site-wide historical celebration filled with demonstrations, performances and other family-friendly activities. 

Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.  Old Town Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway.

Historical ...

South Brunswick: School District Business Administrator To Resign

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – School District Business Administrator Thaddeus Thompson informed Interim Superintendent Dr. Gary McCartney that he plans to resign his position as of June 30, officials confirmed Monday.

The Board of Education will likely vote on his resignation at its next meeting.

Thompson could not be reached for comment Monday.

According to the district, Thompson came to ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

May 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

South Brunswick Police Clear Two Crashes With Only Minor Injuries

May 22, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two Ridge Road accidents on Monday, one with a car hitting a house, and another involving a tractor-trailer and a car, resulted in only minor injuries, police said.

The first crash took place at 7am near the Monmouth Junction Post Office, police said.

In that crash, a 17-year-old female was driving a 1994 Ford Mustang westbound on Ridge Road in the village ...

South Brunswick Police Peacefully End Three-Hour Stand-off

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police peacefully ended a three-hour stand-off at a local hotel Monday morning with a man that wanted the police to kill him, officials said.

The incident took place at 8:15 a.m. Monday morning with a guest of the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 that was apparently despondent and suicidal, police said.

According to the call to police, the unidentified 39-year-old man ...

Cranbury: Police Identify Model Year of Suspected Hit-and-Run Vehicle

CRANBURY, NJ – Police have identified the model year of the suspect vehicle that struck 13-year-old Mia Huang as she crossed Main Street with her dog Panda May 10, according to Chief of Police Rickey Varga.

According to Varga, police are seeking a 2008 or 2009 champagne Ford Expedition, possibly with silver trim.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and fled the scene ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

May 21, 2017

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Murphy, in Newark, promotes environmental agenda, defends against fracking support accusations

May 15, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy came to Newark to underscore his clean energy policy agenda and to try to even the score against critics who have challenged his environmental record.

Speaking at an entrance to Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward on Monday, Murphy laid out a policy plan that he maintains will prove that "economic growth, environmental protection, and ...

East Brunswick: Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy to Speak on May 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gubernatorial politics is coming to town, spearheaded by Democratic front-runner Ambassador Phil Murphy who will speak at The Estate on the Lake on Wednesday night, May 18 from 7:00 to 8:30.  This forum is open to anyone wishing to attend.

A guest of the East Brunswick Democratic Organization, Murphy will address attendees before the state primary elections on ...

Franklin Township: Franklin Day Festival, Calling on All Vendors

May 15, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The 4th Annual Franklin Day Festival is scheduled for September 23, and the township is looking for food, retail, and service vendors. 

"Vendors can expect a very large attendance at the Festival due to the diversity of talent, performances, and activities planned," Franklin Day Festival Coordinator Robert Futcher said in a release. 

Last ...

Free Ticket Giveaway to See 'America's Got Talent' Star at the Wellmont, June 2

MONTCLAIR, NJ - TAPinto Montclair is giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky winners to see 'America's Got Talent' star, Sal Valentinetti, perform at the Wellmont on June 2 at 8p.m.

Valentinetti, an Italian-American crooner known best for his vocals, larger than life personality and his heart of gold. The live performance will take place at the Wellmont ...

Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

May 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

Stitch In Time Knits To Aid Homeless Vets

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Plastic bags are never in short supply whether they're from Shop Rite, Target or any local shop. The question is what do folks do with all of the plastic bags that accumulate around the house. Well, a group of knitters found the perfect answer; knit sleeping mats for homeless vets.

Diane Charlesworth and Lorraine Sardone are part of a local knitting group called Stitch in ...

South Brunswick: Bob’s Furniture Opens New Location With $1,000 Hugs For Brady Donation

May 23, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Bob’s Furniture opened its new location in the Target shopping plaza on Route 1 by donating $1,000 to the Hugs For Brady Foundation on Tuesday.

“I was deeply touched for our foundation to receive an ‘act of kindness’ from Bob’s Furniture and to be part of the company’s new location celebration,” Foundation Founder Sherrie ...

Stitch In Time Knits To Aid Homeless Vets

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Plastic bags are never in short supply whether they're from Shop Rite, Target or any local shop. The question is what do folks do with all of the plastic bags that accumulate around the house. Well, a group of knitters found the perfect answer; knit sleeping mats for homeless vets.

Diane Charlesworth and Lorraine Sardone are part of a local knitting group called Stitch in ...

South Brunswick: Bob’s Furniture Opens New Location With $1,000 Hugs For Brady Donation

May 23, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Bob’s Furniture opened its new location in the Target shopping plaza on Route 1 by donating $1,000 to the Hugs For Brady Foundation on Tuesday.

“I was deeply touched for our foundation to receive an ‘act of kindness’ from Bob’s Furniture and to be part of the company’s new location celebration,” Foundation Founder Sherrie ...

New Jersey's Top Baby Names Revealed

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

East Brunswick Man Charged with Official Misconduct, Theft, and Forgery

May 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ  – John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery according to  an announcement released today by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.

A NJ TRANSIT ticket agent for 29 years, it is alleged that Davey was forging rail tickets and ...

Cranbury: Police Identify Model Year of Suspected Hit-and-Run Vehicle

CRANBURY, NJ – Police have identified the model year of the suspect vehicle that struck 13-year-old Mia Huang as she crossed Main Street with her dog Panda May 10, according to Chief of Police Rickey Varga.

According to Varga, police are seeking a 2008 or 2009 champagne Ford Expedition, possibly with silver trim.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid and fled the scene ...

Berlin Airlift Legacy in Farmingdale

May 16, 2017

For nearly 30 years, the Farmingdale, N.J.-based Berlin Airlift Foundation has devoted itself to preserving the legacy of the 1948-49 humanitarian effort.

Nowhere is the work more prominent than with its Spirit of Freedom, a fully restored Douglas C-54 which contains inside its fuselage a museum filled with artifacts and information about the airlift.

That plane is still a regular at ...

Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft -- a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 -- has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at Floyd ...

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East Brunswick Man Charged with Official Misconduct, Theft, and Forgery

May 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ  – John A. Davey, 49, of East Brunswick has been arrested and charged with official misconduct, theft and forgery according to  an announcement released today by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo.

A NJ TRANSIT ticket agent for 29 years, it is alleged that Davey was forging rail tickets and ...

East Brunswick: Days Inn has a Parking Problem

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Parking problems in East Brunswick seldom make the news, but this morning was different.

East Brunswick Police Department Patrol units responded to the Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 195 Route 18, (near Hooters on Route 18 close to the Turnpike) because a vehicle that crashed into the hotel, according to a report issued by the EBPD..

The driver, Lenibeth Estrada, ...

Jackie Kennedy and Historic Preservation: Middlesex County History Day 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for a site-wide historical celebration filled with demonstrations, performances and other family-friendly activities. 

Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.  Old Town Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway.

Historical ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Somerville: High School Actors Tackle Tough Social Issues to Benefit Their Peers

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Life is often tough and troubled for middle and high school students. Day-to-day routine in middle and high school classrooms and hallways is anything but.

Start with peer pressure.

Conflicts, crises, confrontation pop up like images in a slide show. Problems, incubate and fester; too often, young minds are ill-equipped for logic; instead, they are ...

Therapeutic Horse Farm in Hillsborough Hosts Family Fun Day for Special Needs Children, Adults and Families

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A free Family Fun Day for children and adults with special needs and their families will be hosted by Adonis Basil at his Legend Equestrian and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The institute is the centerpiece of a sprawling 30-acre horse farm dotted with stables, pastures and riding trails at 1800 Millstone Road.

Guests will ...

Safety Concerns about Williams/Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement Project and Compressor Station 206

May 11, 2017

Though representatives of Williams/Transco have claimed at public meetings that they have operated the pipelines in Franklin Township safely for decades, they failed to mention that a Transco pipeline exploded here in November 1950 (before Williams owned Transco) and this 50-foot section of pipe burst into flames as it blasted skyward.  Reportedly, there were four other accidents on that ...

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold

Together: A Journey for Survival by Ann S. Arnold (Avalerion Books, 20160)

 

At the March meeting of the New Jersey Commission on the Holocaust, Mark Schonwetter, a survivor of the horrors of the 1930s and 40s, and his daughter, Ann S. Arnold, introduced the Commission to Ann's publication of her father's story, Together: A Journey for Survival. Arnold explained that she wanted ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

Innovations In Special Education Award Is A ‘Shining Moment’ for BBLC

May 21, 2017

 Being one of only seven schools in New Jersey to receive an “Innovations in Special Education Award” at a ceremony held at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, was a special occasion  for Bright Beginnings Learning Center (BBLC) students, faculty and  parents.

“It was a great honor for BBLC’s Coding and Robotics Club,” said Case Manager Kate ...

NEW JERSEY AT&T WORKERS WALK-OFF THE JOB Workers Launch 3-Day Strike After AT&T Refuses To Present Serious Proposals That Invest in Good Jobs 1st-Ever AT&T Strike Could Close Retail Stores This Weekend

NEW JERSEY:   Today, AT&T workers who are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) walked off the job in several locations throughout New Jersey. They are protesting AT&T’s failure to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future. During the 3-day strike this weekend, a majority of AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV workers fighting for their ...

Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Announce Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez as Master of Ceremonies for New Jersey State Youth of the Year Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced today that 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Laurie Hernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the NJ State Youth of the Year gala on June 6th at Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom in Montclair, NJ.

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Youth of the Year gala ...