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Ashnault and Rutgers Come up Big at Home in Rival Dual against Rider

December 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - There are few things better in college wrestling than a good old-fashioned rivalry dual, and there aren’t too many states better at having them than New Jersey.

The crowd at Rutgers Athletic Center certainly made it seem that way, as the Rutgers wrestling team, ranked No. 25 in the country, hosted their rivals from Lawrenceville, Rider. Thanks to the efforts of standouts ...

South Brunswick Football Stars to Appear in Bowl Games

TAMARAC, FLORIDA - Three former stars from former Head Coach Joe Goerge's past Vikings squads will be playing in an assortment of post-season collegiate bowl games in the next six weeks.

Senior Dontae Strickland will be playing for the Syracuse Orange on December 28 at 5:15 p.m. in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. The power running back ...

South Brunswick's Phil Campbell to Star on National TV Saturday Night

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - All eyes of sports lovers in South Brunswick will be turned to ABC-TV tonight, Saturday, Dec. 1, as Pittsburgh Panthers safety Phil Campbell from the Kendall Park section of the town makes his start on national television.

The Panthers will face number two rated Clemson in the Championship contest for the Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Panthers are coming off a ...

If It Rips, It Can Be Recycled: Green Tips for Holidays

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All the wrapping paper that gift-givers carefully fold and tape around boxes, the brightly-colored stuff the young gift-receivers tear through to get to presents, can have a purpose even after ending up in a pile on the floor.

Middlesex County officials are urging people to take the used wrapping and recycle it, but caution not everything can be recycled.

In tips for ...

First Day Trail Ride Planned In Sussex County On Jan. 1

December 15, 2018

HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year.

The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.

Horse trailer parking will be at Halsey Farm at the corner of Route 519 and Halsey Road

The ride will start at 1 p.m. and equestrians will then ...

Bill That Would Give $20 Million Annually to Horse Racing Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate.

Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill, S2992.

The bill was ...

Despite Battling Brain Tumor, Race Caller Is Back In The Booth

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer.

It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact that he has been battling a brain tumor for some time now. He had ...

Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

Take A Wish Is New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018.

The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for New Jersey-sired or bred horses.

Take A Wish, is a daughter of Wishing Stone, ...

NJRC Seek Comments On Proposed Sports Wagering Rules

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey.

On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events. On June 13, The New Jersey Racing ...

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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Telephone Scam Includes Threats of Warrants

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are warning Middlesex County residents of scam calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who have outstanding warrants that can only be avoided through the use of prepaid credit cards,

The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be aware of the continuing phone scam targeting the area.

In the most recent scam ...

New Pilot Program Plugs Gap in Aid to Homeless After Medical Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis.

In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone to emergency rooms in New Brunswick hospitals 111 times. Often, those frequenting hospitals had ...

The Pines Versus the Oaks: Argument Presented against New Construction on Tices Lane

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning Board meeting this week.  In an effort to halt or alter the development, Walling ...

Operation Cookie Swap Spreads Holiday Cheer To Area Military Families

December 10, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township. The yummy holiday event is organized by long time borough resident Kimberly Ollis-Loschiavo ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

2 Year Old Florida Girl Needs Rare Blood Donors to Survive

December 17, 2018

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is assisting in an international search to find blood donors who match a 2 year-old Florida girl recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer found in younger patients.  Her treatment will rely on multiple blood transfusions.  What complicates this situation is that Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types, Indian B which ...

Live Nativity Performance

Today the young and young-at-heart united to celebrate this holiday season with a live nativity performance entitled “The Angel’s Song.” Residents of Brandywine Living at Princeton, and two kindergarten classes from St. Augustine of Canterbury School in Kendall Park, dressed up as shepherds, wise men, angels, Mary and Joseph and told the story of the first Christmas. The stage ...

Middlesex County Canine Search Rescue Team Loses a Veteran Bloodhound

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that on Sunday, December 16, 2018, the Middlesex County Canine Search and Rescue Team lost its patriarch, Canine 832 Joker’s Wild, who was diagnosed with progressive cancer at age ten (10).  

Commonly called “Joker”, he was a purebred search bloodhound purchased from the 832 K-9’s Deputy Dogs Kody Snodgrass ...

Leaving our Nations Warriors out in the Cold…

Source: The United States of America, rich in the abundance of opportunity, resources, and freedoms, defended by men and women in uniform. Unfortunately, some of them find themselves left with nowhere else to go but on the streets. How do we tackle Veteran Homelessness? And why are there so many Vets left out in the cold after serving our great nation? Samuel K. Burlum reports...

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