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Girls Basketball: South Brunswick Routs Edison, 61-34

February 4, 2023

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The South Brunswick girls basketball team learned on Friday that it has been seeded second for the upcoming Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, then went out and defeated Edison, 61-34.

It was the second victory in 24 hours for the Lady Vikings, who defeated East Brunswick Thursday night, 80-49.

Alexis Lease-Springer scored 21 points for South Brunswick (15-6), ...

New York Yankees Announce 2023 Patriots Manager, Coaches & Staff

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees have announced the 2023 coaching staff for the Double-A Somerset Patriots, led by manager Raul Dominguez.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to spend my 17th season with the Yankees organization in the minor leagues,” said Dominguez. “I’m also excited to be the manager of the Somerset Patriots. I have ...

Boys Basketball: South Brunswick Cools Off East Brunswick, 55-42, on SB Senior Night

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Before analytics took over the sport and dictated the importance of the 3-pointer, basketball teams used to emphasize the value of points in the paint.

On Senior Night in South Brunswick, the Vikings highlighted the truth of that old-school philosophy that dates farther back than any of their oldest players birth dates.

Dominating the interior ...

Sayreville Councilwoman Repeatedly Shot, Murdered

February 2, 2023

SAYREVILLE - A 31-year-old, recently-married Sayreville councilwoman was repeatedly shot in her car last night at the LaMer townhouse development, authorities said.

Police found Eunice K. Dwumfour in her white SUV near Samuel Circle at about 7:22 p.m. on Feb. 1 and she was pronounced dead at the scene, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Police say she was shot while inside her ...

Milltown Police Department is Hiring

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is actively recruiting all-entry level police officers. Resumes will be accepted now through March 1. Applicants must be 18 years of age and not older than 35 years of age at the time of appointment. Interested candidates must be United States citizens and be a resident of New Jersey with a valid New Jersey driver's license. 

All ...

Several Car Break-Ins Reported in South Brunswick, Police are Asking for Public's Assistance

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating a series of car break-ins that occurred during the overnight hours at the apartment complexes off of Northumberland Way. Residents are advised to make sure their vehicles are locked at night. Anyone with information about these break-ins is advised to contact the South Brunswick Police Department.

According to authorities, thieves were targeting ...

Grow Tasty and Nutritious Leafy Greens Indoors

January 22, 2023

NEW JERSEY - Boost the flavor and nutritional value of winter meals by growing a container of greens indoors. Plant, tend and harvest greens for garden-fresh flavor now and throughout the year.

Green leafy vegetables are healthy sources of carbohydrates, typically rich in fiber and nutrients, while also being low in fat and calories. Many of these vegetables can help reduce the risk of stroke, ...

Go-Fund-Me Organized to Help Local Teen

January 27, 2023

MILLTOWN, NJ - On January 16, local teen Sadie Trush lost her mother, Susan Ellen Trush. Susan Trush passed away in her sleep at the age of 51. According to her obituary, Susan Trush lived most of her life in Milltown before moving to Helmetta two years ago. She was the sole caregiver of her fifteen-year-old daughter Sadie.

Sadie Trush has since been taken in by Nadya Lazarev, the mother ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

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Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

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South Plainfield Receives $370,000 in Federal Funding to Modernize Emergency Operations Center

February 3, 2023

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  South Plainfield’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will see a much-needed upgrade thanks to $370,000 in federal funds. Secured by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), the Community Project Funding will be used to replace equipment and upgrade borough communications and its 9-1-1 center.

“Today we welcome Congressman Pallone, ...

Sayreville Councilwoman’s Neighbors Stunned, Scared at Her Death

SAYREVILLE,  NJ — The La Mer housing development is ordinarily a quiet bedroom community. It's a place where people return from work at the end of a long day, pull their cars into a garage, and don't reappear again until the next morning.

However, on the night of Feb. 1, that changed, Multiple gunshots rang out as people finished dinner. Repeated bullets were fired into ...

Gunshots, and Then Calls to 911, as LaMer Residents Recount the Sudden Violence

SAYREVILLE -- The La Mer housing development is known as a quiet bedroom community. It's a place where people return to work at the end of the long day, pull the car into the garage and not reappear again until the next morning, when the same practice is done again. 

But the night of Feb. 1 changed all that, as multiple gunshots rang out just as people were finishing ...

Mercer County Police Academy Graduate 44 Including 5 Hamiltonians

February 3, 2023

WEST WINDSOR, NJ — Law enforcement ranks across New Jersey -- including Hamilton Police Division ant the Mercer County Sheriff's Office -- welcomed the newest Mercer County Police Academy graduates.

Forty-four cadets from the 28th basic class of police officers celebrated their commencement ceremonies from the Mercer County Police Academy at Mercer County Community College ...

New Jersey Political Leaders React to the Murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Elected officials across party lines have expressed their sorrow and outrage at the shocking murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, a Republican who took office a little over a year ago on January 1, 2022.

Governor Phil Murphy
“I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. Her ...

Attempted Firebombing at Bloomfield Temple Being Investigated

NEW JERSEY - On Sunday January 29, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Bloomfield Officers responded to Temple Ner Tamid on a report of property damage. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was quickly determined that a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Temple’s front door.

After reviewing video surveillance from the Temple, it revealed one male suspect approached the front door at ...

Statement of Patrick Colligan, President, NJ State PBA - Memphis Police Video

January 28, 2023

Statement of Patrick Colligan, President, NJ State PBA

 

"The Memphis police video is disturbing and disappointing. Incidents like that should never happen. The actions of these officers undermine our efforts to promote public trust in law enforcement. These actions do not represent the 99.9% of officers that are committed to protecting and serving communities throughout New ...

Middlesex County Democratic Organization Chairman Kevin McCabe on the Death of Councilwoman Eunice Dwomfour

February 2, 2023

METUCHEN, NJ -- Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin P. McCabe issued the following statement regarding the death of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

“I am shocked and saddened by the passing of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. I ask everyone to take a moment and remember the Councilwoman and keep her and her family in our prayers. This and other acts of violence ...

Press Release: Office of Senator Diegnan and Assemblymen Stanley and Karabinchak - ANCHOR Program

(EDISON, NJ) On February 4th, Middlesex County’s homeowners and tenants who are
eligible to receive a rebate of up to $1,500 have the opportunity to get assistance from
the New Jersey Treasury with the new property tax relief program.
Assemblymen Rob Karabinchak, Sterley Stanley, and Senator Patrick Diegnan have
arranged for representatives from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury ...

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey regarding the Death of Tyre Nichols and the charging of the Memphis Police officers

Anger. Hurt. Frustration. These are just some of the many emotions experienced after seeing the
brutal treatment suffered by Tyre Nichols during a Tennessee traffic stop. The videos released
today are far beyond disturbing; we echo the sentiments of Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.”
Davis in describing this violent police encounter as heinous, reckless, and inhumane. It was ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios: Monthly Column February – American Heart Month

 

February is the perfect time to focus on the heart, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Since 1964, the month of February has been designated as American Heart Month.

Established by a request from Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness regarding the ways in which a healthy lifestyle can help ...