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South Brunswick Board of Education Approves Tax Increase of 0.005% to 3.025%

May 9, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - At a Public Hearing at this week's South Brunswick Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously voted to accept the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year. If approved by the County Superintendent, the budget will raise school taxes by a 0.005 percent. 

The increase for a home with assessed value of $195,000 would be $9.17 per year, while a house accessed ...

Yankees Announce Two Rehab Players to Appear for Trenton Thunder on Tuesday

May 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The New York Yankees, 27 time World Champions and presently holders of the best record in Major League Baseball, have announced that first baseman Greg Bird and outfielder Billy McKinney will be joining the Eastern League Trenton Thunder tonight on a Major League Rehabilitation assignment from the parent club.

​McKinney is a former member of the Thunder, who was ...

Shine Fans 10 in One-Hit Shutout to Push Tigers Past Third-Seeded Vikings and into GMCT Quarterfinals

CRANBURY, NJ - Strong performances on the mound have been no stranger to the South Plainfield High School baseball team in the past few weeks. Earlier today, Chris Shine delivered on the mound in a big way once again, and this time, his performance helped push the Tigers (16-9) past a high-seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference tournament.

Shine threw a complete game one-hit shutout ...

Local Professional Bowler Finishes 12th in PBA Senior Tourney on Long Island

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bob Caruso of Dayton, NJ, has finished in 12th place in this week's Johnny Petraglia PBA50 Senior Bowling Tournament held in the Farmingdale section of Long Island.

Caruso's bowling was highlighted by a 290 game that included 11 consecutive strikes. His record in Match Play was 2-4 with a 213 average for the set.

The tournament saw an almost wire-to-wire finish ...

South Brunswick Honors Police Department Employees

May 21, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department held their annual awards ceremony Monday. The ceremony recognized outstanding actions by officers and citizens in 2017. The awards ranged from two students who turned in a bag with $700 in cash, to officers who performed lifesaving efforts to a man shot multiple times.

"It is the day in and day out actions of so many that ...

Amtrak Train Strikes and Kills Woman in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Amtrak commuter train traveling south towards Trenton struck and killed a woman on Friday afternoon.

According to a BNN report, police were called to the area of New Turkey Island Road around 4:45 p.m. about a woman that was struck by the train. Reports said the woman was dead when emergency responders got to the scene.

The female victim "left a backpack, ...

South Brunswick Police Announce Next Week's Special Traffic Enforcements

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Enhanced traffic enforcement will focus on trucks failing to yield at intersections and vehicles passing school busses next week across South Brunswick.

Though specific dates weren’t released, the South Brunswick Police Department released the times, locations and issues that police officers will focus on during the upcoming week, according to a South ...

Walmart Opens 24-hour Supercenter in North Brunswick

May 16, 2018

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - After two years of renovations, Walmart on Tuesday celebrated that opening of its expanded Supercenter store.

The now 190,000 square-foot store on Route 1 will be open 24 hours a day. It features a garden center, pharmacy, photo center, vision and glasses center and a McDonald’s restaurant, among other facilities.

First opened 25 years ago in the shopping center ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 18, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Two Down: Justify Wins Preakness, Belmont Ticket Sales Likely To Boom

May 19, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Jockey 'Jersey Joe' Bravo To Receive Venezia Award

ELMONT, NY — Long Branch, New Jersey's Joe Bravo has been voted the recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award that is presented to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship — on and off the track.

Bravo, who is known to his legion of fans as “Jersey Joe,” will receive the award at ceremonies after the third race at Belmont Park on ...

Boyd Martin Wins 3 of 4 Divisions At Jersey Fresh International 3-Day

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — How does the Boyd Martin International Three Day Event sound?

 For 2018, the 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, held May 9-13 at the Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ), was dominated by Martin, an Olympian who won the CCI2*, the CIC3* and the CCI3*. He rode On Cue, Kyra and Long Island T, respectively. The large cardboard display check at the ...

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PayPal CEO says Rutgers grads need to "Help Repair the World"

May 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, called on the Class of 2018 on Sunday to take a stand for social justice as they graduate during a time of unprecedented technological and social change.

He talked about the decision at PayPal to rescind plans to build a global operations center in North Carolina following legislation many considered discriminatory ...

3 Stabbed in Late Night Assault at Party

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three people were stabbed following a fight at a party late Saturday on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland streets, Rutgers police said in an alert sent out to students.

The assault, which was not on the Rutgers University campus, occurred about 11:45 p.m., police said.

They said the victims are not affiliated with the university. All three victims reported ...

3 Flee After Armed Robbers Break Into New Brunswick Apartment House

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two robbers brandishing a handgun and a knife forced their way into a Hamilton Street house Sunday, causing three tenants - one of them affiliated with Rutgers University - to flee the apartment building, Rutgers police said.

 

The incident came hours after two people were robbed while walking on Easton Avenue early Sunday morning. One of those victims is ...

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

May 17, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Senator Robert Menendez to Give the Keynote Address to Progressive Grassroots Group

May 23, 2018

Senator Robert Menendez will be the keynote speaker that the Inaugural Gala presented by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

“I am honored and humbled that Action Together New Jersey asked me to keynote this year’s gala,” Sen. Menendez said. “After a 2016 election that shook many New Jerseyans to their core, ...

"Itʼs Time for New Leadership" Say Middlesex County Republicans

On Tuesday, June 12th, elected county committee members of the Middlesex County Republican Organization will have a choice on who will be their next County Chair and party executive board.

Sharon D. Hubberman, former Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate, and current Perth Amboy Republican Chair has announced she will accept her nomination for the Middlesex County Republican Chairmanship ...

Host an International Exchange Student

EF High School Exchange Year announces annual search for student exchange host families in communities across the New Jersey

 

EF High School Exchange Year—a division of EF Education First, the World Leader in International Education—has kicked off its annual nationwide search for caring host families to welcome exchange students into their homes. Last year EF connected ...