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South Brunswick’s Fifth Grade Vikings Hoopsters Win League Championship

March 13, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The South Brunswick PAL fifth-grade "Black" basketball team beat Westfield Grey, 35-25, for the JBA basketball league championship on Sunday.

South Brunswick finished the season with a record of 16-1.

The Vikings were led by head coach Gene Holmes and assisted by Sid Colemen and Dan Mullen.

The team players are; Aarav Monappa Nanaiah, Ajay Singaraju, ...

Sayreville Bombers End Lady Vikings Championship Hopes For Second Time, 44-37

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Fourteen total points over two separate finals games marked the end of the lady Vikings basketball 2017 campaign.

The Bombers beat South Brunswick by seven, 59-52, in the Greater Middlesex Conference championship game on Feb. 24 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, and then again at home Monday night 44-37 for the state sectional championship.

In each game, ...

South Brunswick: Lady Vikings Clip Middletown South Eagles 48-45 In Sectional Semifinal

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The lady Vikings basketball team beat a tough Middletown South squad Friday night 48-45 to move on to the sectional final game against Sayreville.

The Vikings led the Eagles through most of the hotly contested game, running the score up by six points at one time in the third quarter.

Middletown, however, would not go quietly, fighting back, and keeping the ...

SBHS Viking Closet's 6th Annual Prom Dress Event Was A Great Success

March 20, 2017

Going to prom is a struggle for many young girls who cannot afford the high costs associated with it including a prom dress and tickets to the event.

Each year South Brunswick High School’s Viking Closet’s mission is to help girls have the perfect prom of their dreams.

To help accomplish this goal, the Viking Closet hosted its 6th annual prom dress event.

Almost 400 dresses, ...

South Brunswick High School Students Collect Crayons For Local Children's Hospital

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In our world today, children are limited in the ways they can express themselves.

Art is one of the few options that had held throughout the generations. It is a simple way children can be boundlessly creative and produce something they are proud of.

The best part is, giving children this opportunity can be as easy as providing them with just a few crayons and a sheet ...

South Brunswick Cancels Tuesday Night Council Meeting As Community Prepares To Honor Late Mayor Gambatese

March 27, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced Monday that the scheduled Township Council meeting for Tuesday night is cancelled as the community prepares for funeral services for Mayor Frank Gambatese.

Gambatese, 81, passed away early Saturday at a hospital in New Brunswick following a brief illness.

He was in the middle of his fourth, four-year term leading the 42-square mile ...

Funeral Services Announced For South Brunswick Mayor Frank Gambatese

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials have announced the funeral arrangements for Mayor Frank Gambatese who passed away Saturday morning.

According to an alert put out Sunday evening by officials, a viewing is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday with both taking place at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church located at 10 Kingston Lane in ...

South Brunswick: Township Reeling From Mayor Frank Gambatese’s Passing

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Colleagues, friends and political rivals expressed shock, sympathy and respect following the death of Mayor Frank Gambatese early Saturday.

“Mayor Gambatese will be remembered as a tireless advocate for the Township. In the 20 years since he was elected to office, he worked diligently to improve the quality of life for the residents of South Brunswick ...

Riva Avenue Closed at Church Lane

March 28, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to Middlesex County construction near the bridge over Farrington Lake, Riva Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from the intersection of Church Lane(East Brunswick) to the intersection of Davidsons Mill Road(South Brunswick). The closure is expected to begin on 03/28 and last until 03/31. Drivers are asked to follow the posted detour signs to navigate ...

South Brunswick Police Charge Two With Christmas Time Burglary

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police have charged two men with a holiday burglary in December.

Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced Thursday that after a three-month investigation, detectives made two arrests in connection with a burglary at a residence in the Point at Turnbury development in Monmouth Junction. 

Police said detectives arrested James O’Connor, 38, and Derrick ...

South Brunswick Police Department Giving Entrance Exam

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chief of Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced Wednesday that applications for the 2017 entrance exam will be accepted from March 21-May 26.

The nationally and State accredited department will give a competitive exam administered by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association on June 12.

The department currently has 80 full-time sworn officers and handles over ...

The Max Challenge Of South Brunswick Offers Fitness With A ‘Family’

March 22, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Taking the Max Challenge in South Brunswick is not just about getting in better shape, but becoming part of a “family.”

“It is an amazing program, people think it is a gym, but it’s not a gym,” Kendall Park resident Al LaGratta, 66, said. “The first 10 weeks I lost 35 pounds and 10 inches.”

LaGratta, who has been with the ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Burlington Opens on Route 18 South

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   You asked for it, and you got it, East Brunswick.  New businesses are opening on Route 18 and are already becoming active members of the community.  Last week, before Stella the Storm had us all shut in our houses, Mayor Brad Cohen and members of the East Brunswick Town Council celebrated the opening of a new Burlington retail store on Route 18.

Burlington ...

Ciattarelli Rolls Out New Endorsements Following Burlington County GOP Landslide

March 22, 2017

SOMERVILLLE, NJ– Following his landslide victory in Burlington County Monday night, Republican Assemblyman and candidate for governor Jack Ciattarellii (R-16) continued his momentum by announcing slew of new endorsements in Middlesex and Union Counties in advance of their respective conventions this week, as well as in Hunterdon, Somerset and Burlington Counties.

“Republicans ...

Meet the Bunnies; Find the Eggs; Munch the Pancakes at 4-H Event

March 19, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ready to get your Hip-Hop on?  Join the Middlesex County 4-H Junior Council on Cranbury Road this April 2 for an ear-wiggling good time meeting the bunnies and sharing breakfast with the family.

The Middlesex County 4-H Junior Council invites residents to have “Breakfast with the Bunnies” on Sunday, April 2. Parents and children (ages 2-8) ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Rutgers Gardens Named "Horticultural Landmark"

March 28, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers Gardens, a public botanical garden in New Brunswick anchored to the university’s George H. Cook campus, will be presented with a Horticultural Landmark Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) on April 4. The formal ceremony, which begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion on the grounds of the Gardens, ...

East Brunswick Town-Wide Butterfly Survey Begins

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are launching the first town-wide East Brunswick Butterfly Survey to better understand our butterfly fauna. They  are calling on everyone in town (and anyone else that wants to visit) to become Citizen Scientists and help them document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when ...

A Victory for the Local Environment: County Protects Critical Habitat with Acquisition of 76-acres in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Adding to the commercial renewal of Route 18 is not the only way that East Brunswick will get an important upgrade.  Maintaining open space and natural habitats within the township also add to the environmental stability and beauty of the township.  This week, a longstanding effort to preserve critical amphibian habitats and vernal pools along the ...

SBHS Viking Closet's 6th Annual Prom Dress Event Was A Great Success

March 20, 2017

Going to prom is a struggle for many young girls who cannot afford the high costs associated with it including a prom dress and tickets to the event.

Each year South Brunswick High School’s Viking Closet’s mission is to help girls have the perfect prom of their dreams.

To help accomplish this goal, the Viking Closet hosted its 6th annual prom dress event.

Almost 400 dresses, ...

South Brunswick High School Students Collect Crayons For Local Children's Hospital

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In our world today, children are limited in the ways they can express themselves.

Art is one of the few options that had held throughout the generations. It is a simple way children can be boundlessly creative and produce something they are proud of.

The best part is, giving children this opportunity can be as easy as providing them with just a few crayons and a sheet ...

The Max Challenge Of South Brunswick Offers Fitness With A ‘Family’

March 22, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Taking the Max Challenge in South Brunswick is not just about getting in better shape, but becoming part of a “family.”

“It is an amazing program, people think it is a gym, but it’s not a gym,” Kendall Park resident Al LaGratta, 66, said. “The first 10 weeks I lost 35 pounds and 10 inches.”

LaGratta, who has been with the ...

East Brunswick Town-Wide Butterfly Survey Begins

March 26, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are launching the first town-wide East Brunswick Butterfly Survey to better understand our butterfly fauna. They  are calling on everyone in town (and anyone else that wants to visit) to become Citizen Scientists and help them document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when ...

Middlesex Ethics Board Dismisses Complaint Filed Against Its Attorney

March 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Middlesex County’s ethics board has thrown out a complaint that claimed the panel’s attorney violated state law by not filing a financial disclosure statement.

The board made the decision this afternoon during a special meeting in the county freeholders’ meeting room on Bayard Street in New Brunswick. In doing so, it cleared its attorney, Anthony ...

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South Brunswick Cancels Tuesday Night Council Meeting As Community Prepares To Honor Late Mayor Gambatese

March 27, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced Monday that the scheduled Township Council meeting for Tuesday night is cancelled as the community prepares for funeral services for Mayor Frank Gambatese.

Gambatese, 81, passed away early Saturday at a hospital in New Brunswick following a brief illness.

He was in the middle of his fourth, four-year term leading the 42-square mile ...

New Brunswick Police: Piscataway Man Jumped to His Death from City Parking Deck

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Police officials reported that a 21 year old Piscataway man was found dead after jumping from a New Brunswick parking deck on Saturday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the incident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. when the man, whose name was not released, plunged from the top floor of the Morris Street parking garage on New Street, NJ.com ...

EB Tech Student Charged with Attempted Murder

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said today that a 17-year-old girl has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old classmate at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School in the township.

 

The 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to her age, has been charged with ...

Cocaine Found in Cupholder of Child's Car Seat; Two Suspects Arrested

March 28, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two Perth Amboy men were arrested in Manville and charged with possession of three ounces of cocaine, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The cocaine was found in the cup holder of a child's car seat inside the truck occupied by both suspects, according to Robertson.

Rodolfo Romero-Rosa, 34, of Cornell Street, Perth Amboy, and Luis ...

South Brunswick Cancels Tuesday Night Council Meeting As Community Prepares To Honor Late Mayor Gambatese

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced Monday that the scheduled Township Council meeting for Tuesday night is cancelled as the community prepares for funeral services for Mayor Frank Gambatese.

Gambatese, 81, passed away early Saturday at a hospital in New Brunswick following a brief illness.

He was in the middle of his fourth, four-year term leading the 42-square mile ...

Hillsborough: Sunnymeade Elementary School Principal Honored by Colleagues

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Dr. Tammy Bowling-Jenkins, principal of Sunnymead Elementary School has beeb named the 2017 Visionary Principal of the Year (Elementary Level) by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association.

She was also  selected as the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished
Principal of the Year. 
 
Each year the NJPSA ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 17, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

Find a Hidden Treasure at the 4-H Flea Market

March 28, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Looking for some good bargains or to sell off some items you no longer need? You may find just what you’re looking for at the Middlesex County 4-H Flea Market.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick. The rain date will be May 21.

A variety of vendors will ...

Zwicker Bill Package to Fund Farmland & Historic Preservation Projects in NJ Clears General Assembly

(TRENTON) – A three-bill bipartisan legislative package Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker sponsored aimed at funding historic land and farmland preservation and state acquisitions of land for recreation and conservation use gained General Assembly approval on Thursday. The legislation follows the 2014 constitutional amendment to dedicate six percent of corporation business tax (CBT) revenue each ...

Congresswoman Watson Coleman Statement on the Failure of TrumpCare

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) made the following statement following the Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to bring H.R. 1628 “The American Health Care Act” to the House Floor for a vote:

 

“It looks like Speaker Ryan finally, albeit briefly, came to his senses in his decision to pull the vote on the GOP’s dangerous and inhumane ...