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Spotswood Boys Soccer Eliminated In GMC Tournament By Top Seeded South Brunswick

October 20, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sixteenth seeded Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team knew it had a tough opponent in top seeded South Brunswick High School on Friday in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Vikings have only dropped one game all season. South Brunswick knocked the Chargers out of the tournament with a 5-1 victory.

Yanni Hatzistefanis netted ...

Football: South Brunswick Vikings Rout JP Stevens Hawks 41-13

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - From the opening kickoff, the South Brunswick Vikings appeared to be celebrating their annual Homecoming Contest early as they easily defeated the Hawks from J.P. Stevens (Edison) 41-13. The Vikings stretched their season record to 5-3 with their hopes still alive for hosting a home playoff game again this season.

The Vikings scoring attack was controlled by freshman ...

South Brunswick High School Holds Semi-Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The South Brunswick Athletic Department and the community recently celebrated the Induction of the Class of 2018 into the high school's Hall of Fame. The event was coordinated by Athletic Director Elaine McGrath and her assistant, Karen Bertucci. 

The event took place before the regularly scheduled football contest between the Vikings and St. Josephs ...

South Brunswick Vikings Band Sweep East Brunswick Band Show

October 22, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Viking Marching Band swept all categories in this Saturday's Band Competition at East Brunswick High School with an overall score of 96.700. According to Harry J. Delgado, Band Press Liaison, the band was the highest scorer this week according to US Bands ratings in their division across the country.

This year's band show is entitled ...

South Brunswick High School Holds Semi-Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The South Brunswick Athletic Department and the community recently celebrated the Induction of the Class of 2018 into the high school's Hall of Fame. The event was coordinated by Athletic Director Elaine McGrath and her assistant, Karen Bertucci. 

The event took place before the regularly scheduled football contest between the Vikings and St. Josephs ...

Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township Holds Ninth Annual "A Taste for Education"

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Monday night marked the ninth annual A Taste for Education, presented by the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township, Inc., at Pierre's of South Brunswick. 

The program began with a welcome from Martin Abschutz, President of the Foundation. The two hundred guests were able to sample food displays from area food vendors including ...

Traffic Alert: Heavy Delays on Route 1

October 18, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A motor vehicle crash in South Brunswick near Whispering Woods Boulevard on Route 1 is causing major traffic delays according to an alert from the township.

Motorists are encouraged to take a different route if possible. 

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Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township Holds Ninth Annual "A Taste for Education"

October 17, 2018

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Monday night marked the ninth annual A Taste for Education, presented by the Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township, Inc., at Pierre's of South Brunswick. 

The program began with a welcome from Martin Abschutz, President of the Foundation. The two hundred guests were able to sample food displays from area food vendors including ...

2018 Far Hills Steeplechases Is An Irish Affair

October 22, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Irish eyes were smiling brightly at the 98th running of the Far Hills Races on Oct. 20.

Irish-bred horses won four of seven races, and those which were not born in the Emerald Isle were trained or ridden by people with Irish backgrounds.

To kick things off, British-bred Caldbeck, who had been racing in Ireland but had yet to win in six starts, won the $50,000 ...

Spectators Cash In At Far Hills Races For The First Time

FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history.

It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race.

Caldbeck paid his backers $6.60 for every $2 win bet. Those who had less confidence in him actually made $7 per ...

Area Young Riders Set To Compete At Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18.

As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to step it up and will now be offering over $6,500 in scholarship awards.

Known as the ...

Pennsylvania Junior Wins Barrel Racing At Thoroughbred Makeover

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A junior rider from Pennsylvania won the barrel racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover.

Jade Wirick, of Windber, Pa. and Miss Classy posted the fastest times in all three runs, competing against professionals, adult amateurs and other juniors.

Miss Classy is a 2013, 15.2 hand tall, grey mare by Old Fashioned out of Annika Rules, ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

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Prosecutor: Driver Used Marijuana before Accident that Killed RU student

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Franklin Township man faces a vehicular homicide charge for allegedly driving after using marijuana last month when he struck and killed a 19-year-old Rutgers University student in downtown New Brunswick.

David Stewart, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, was under the influence of marijuana on Sept. 28 when his car struck, Cory Aufiero of Colts Neck, on George ...

Woman Charged in Crash that Killed East Brunswick Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.

 Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree vehicular homicide for the crash in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

Volunteers Step-Off Against Domestic Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence.

Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or date, ...

City Firefighter Aids Hurricane Victims, Says Community was 'Leveled'

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene.

"This looked much more like a humongous wide tornado. It just leveled everything," Burrell ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

New Brunswick, Perth Amboy Mayors Call for Passage of $15 min wage

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour.

"It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said New Brunswick resident Maria Gonzalez, a members of Workers United and the Service ...

New Jersey Department of Human Services Announces Increased Wages for Direct Support Professionals

October 23, 2018

The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Monday announced wages have increased for the direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities.

Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature identified $32 million in additional state and federal funding to support higher wages for the direct support ...

Interested In Affordable Homeownership? Get Prepared With These Steps

Getting ready to buy a house is already complicated but, for people with low-moderate incomes, the idea of ever getting a home mortgage seems unrealistic or unbearable. Renting comes with its headaches and stresses, but at least it doesn't require you to sell your freedom to some bank. Besides, credit scores, down payments, closing costs, and pricey mortgages are all huge obstacles.

Find the Right Job for You at Middlesex County’s Fall Job Fair

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Are you looking for employment or a new job opportunity? Maybe you’re new to the workforce and aren’t sure where to start looking for a job. The Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development may be able to get you on the right track at its Annual Fall Job Fair.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Woodbridge Community ...

The Minimum Wage Debate: What Are We Really Missing?

Source:  Do we make law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour as some are demanding or are we missing the bigger picture and asking for the wrong request? Samuel K. Burlum investigates

In June of 2015, the City of Los Angeles had adopted an ordinance which mandates the hourly minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour over the next four years. Prior to the action by the governing ...