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Rutgers Planning Re-enactment Of First Collegiate Football Game

August 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game.

The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Fans who arrive early for the Rutgers football team's season-opening kick off against the University of Massachusetts ...

Registration Open For South Brunswick Youth Recreation Basketball Program

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Online registration is open for South Brunswick Township's Youth Recreational Basketball Program. The program is for boys in grades third through eighth and for girls in grades third through twelfth. Members of the South Brunswick High School girls basketball team may not participate on a recreational team.

The township's youth recreational basketball program is ...

South Brunswick High School 2019 Varsity Football Schedule

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The South Brunswick High School varsity football team opens the 2019 season on September 6 with an away game at North Brunswick High School. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Vikings finished the 2018 season with a 4-1 conference record in the Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division. The team was second behind the Red Division champions, Piscataway High School. South Brunswick ...

South Brunswick School District Sending Reminder To Families Of New Students

August 20, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - With school starting in the South Brunswick School District on September 5, the district is reminding the parents and guardians of new students to be sure and register before the first day of school. New student registration is available on the South Brunswick School District website. The registration process begins online. Parents and guardians of new students must also ...

Save The Date For Upcoming South Brunswick High School Parent Events

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick School District heads back to school on Thursday, Septemer 5. South Brunswick High School parents should mark the calendar for upcoming events.

Back-to-School Night for freshmen parents begins at 6 p.m at the high school on Wednesday, September 18. The high school will host Back-to-School Night for sophomore, junior and senior parents on September 18 ...

Piscataway Schools Appoints Neel Desai Principal of Grandview School

PISCATAWAY, NJ - As the start of the 2019-2020 school year approaches, Piscataway School District officials have announced the appointment of Mr. Neel Desai to the position of Grandview Principal.

Mr. Desai replaces Dr. William Baskerville, who now serves as Piscataway’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools.

“We are delighted to welcome Need Desai to our district,” ...

Warming Waters Could Cause One Whale of a Problem for New Jersey, Says Rutgers Researcher

August 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick researcher.

The increase in sightings near one of the ...

South Brunswick Gets Applications for 300 New Multi-Family Units

August 9, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The South Brunswick Planning Board received for two multi-family units at its July 24 meeting.

The board took an application from Princeton Orchards Associates, LLC for a preliminary and final major subdivision for five lots at 2-10 Griggs Drive, 356 Ridge Road and 368 Ridge Road, and preliminary and final site plan approval 184 multi-family units and 76,182 square ...

Piscataway Mayor Wahler Calls for Improved Gun Safety Measures

PISCATAWAY, NJ - In light of recent mass shootings incidents, Piscataway Mayor Brian C. Wahler joined more than 200 other mayors in signing a joint letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, calling on them to bring the U.S. Senate back into session right away to take action on gun safety legislation.

The letter, written on behalf of the United State Conference ...

Police Training At Monmouth Junction Elementary School

August 20, 2019

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is conducting training at the Monmouth Junction Elementary School on Ridge Road for the next two weeks. Residents may notice increased police presence in the area in and around the school at different times.

South Brunswick Police Make Arrest After Reported Dispute And Recover Loaded Handgun

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department announced an arrest in an incident last week that ended with a suspect fleeing with a handgun. Officers tracked down the suspect who ran away from a dispute Tuesday evening after showing a gun. Officers responded to a 911 call at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday on Pierson Street, reporting a dispute where a male showed a handgun.

The 911 caller ...

Early Morning Crash Involving Dump Truck Injures Driver And Damages South Brunswick Township Home

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An early morning crash involving a dump truck caused mayhem and commuter woes on Wednesday in the area of New Road. First responders found a dump truck lodged into the front of a home on Shelly Road when they answered a 4:20 a.m. call about a vehicle crash involving a residence.

The dump truck was fully loaded and the driver was trapped inside. It took around 40 minutes ...

Brunswick Square Mall: What's New In East Brunswick?

August 9, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  1980's fever seems to be all the rage these days, with suburban malls and the "mall culture" beiing at the revival's center.  Catch an episode of Stranger Things lately? Ever since Fast Times at Ridgemont High, malls have loomed large in the popular imagination, with the open areas often filled with teenagers, moms with strollers, and ...

Mid-Season Memberships Now Available For Rocky Top Dog Park

August 12, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mid-season memberships are currently available for the Rocky Top Dog Park. The cost of a mid-seaon membership is $50 and runs through February 29. The Rocky Top Dog Park is a 5.75 acre dog park that has three separate dog parks. One is for small dogs only. The other is for small/medium dogs while one is for any sized dogs.

The dog park is open seven days a week from 6 ...

Strategies For Growing Edibles Later Into The Season

August 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY - Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies.

Lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips, and beets are quick to mature from seed to harvest.  Plus, the cooler temperatures ...

New Beginnings Animal Rescue Hosts "Kitten Palooza" This Saturday

August 7, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Have you been waiting for just the right kitten to come along? Wait no longer, because this Saturday, August 10,  New Beginnings Animal Rescue will be hosting Kitten Palooza II, a mini-adoption event from 11 AM to 3 PM.

"Meet and greet over 20 wonderful kittens, all ages, colors, sizes... there's sure to be someone just purrrfect for you," says ...

Tewksbury Trail Pace Set For Sept. 15 At Hill & Dale Preserve

August 20, 2019

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — The Tewksbury Trail place will return to the Hill & Dale Preserve on Sept.15 and is expected to attract 150 equestrians..

The ride will benefit the Ten Mile Trail Initiative. The initiative is a cooperative effort between the Tewksbury Land Trust (TLT), NJ Conservation Foundation (NJCF), and the TTA. Once completed, the Ten-Mile ...

Miss Rodeo America Will Be Visiting New Jersey On Sept. 7

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Miss Rodeo America 2019 Taylor McNair will be visiting New Jersey in September.

McNair was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2019 on Dec. 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The 23 year-old from Learned. Miss. is the third Miss Rodeo Mississippi to wear the coveted crown. In addition to the title of Miss Rodeo America, Taylor earned the Appearance, Personality and ...

Therapy Horses That Help Humans Get New Shelter Thanks To Boy Scout

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to Aravind Krishnan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 489 the horses of Spring Reins of Life have a new place to seek shelter from the weather.

For his Eagle Scout project he raised funds and built a new shelter for the horses so they could have access to more pasture space. The project is now complete and a dedication ceremony will be held on Sept 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Jockey Gets Doused In Baby Powder & Shaving Cream After First Win

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile.

The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture the 11th race on Saturday at Monmouth, ...

Riders Are All Ears About Bobcats In Derby Sponsored By Nature Conservancy

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Hunter action returned to the main arena on Aug. 15 for another day of competition at Monmouth at the Team, featuring the $10,000 Bobcat Derby, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.

Located at historic Hamilton Farm, former home of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and current headquarters of the USET Foundation, the show features seven full days of hunter/ jumper ...

Equine Health Alert: Eastern Equine Encephalitis in N.Y,; Another Rabid Groundhog In NJ

ALBANY, N.Y. — According to the Equine Disease Communications Center website, New York reported the state’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2019

According to the website:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed a case of EEE in Oswego County. The horse was euthanized.

The yearling filly was vaccinated but on Aug. 10 exhibited the ...

Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing

August 19, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Walk Across The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge This Summer

BROOKLYN, NY - Of course, New Jersey has a whole host of fun and exciting day trips ideal for the summer, but sometimes the Garden State's close proximity to the Big Apple beckons for an adventure. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is on many a bucket list and is well worth the trip up the New Jersey Turnpike and across the river.

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's many iconic ...

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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

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Wed, August 21, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

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Thu, August 22, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

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Thu, August 22, 5:30 PM

Piscataway

Films of the 50's

Arts & Entertainment

Gov. Murphy Visits Middlesex County College to Tout Opportunity Grant's Success

August 20, 2019

EDISON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited Middlesex County college on Thursday to speak with students about the Community College Opportunity Grant.

The grant pays tuition and fees for those students with an adjusted gross income of $65,000 a year or less.

He toured the college’s enrollment center in West Hall and spoke with Angelo Abreu, assistant director of Enrollment Services, ...

Judge Faces Ethics Charges For Telling Woman To Sell Racy Photos Of Herself

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Middlesex County Superior Court judge has apologized for his conduct during a family court hearing in January in which he told a woman, who was seeking to have suggestive photos of herself returned, that she should sell photos of herself to Hugh Hefner.

Judge Alberto Rivas is facing charges of violating the judicial code by making the comments during a hearing on Jan.

Rutgers Planning Re-enactment Of First Collegiate Football Game

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game.

The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Fans who arrive early for the Rutgers football team's season-opening kick off against the University of Massachusetts ...

Hillsborough Teachers Union Invites Public To Discuss Issues

August 20, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Parents and concerned residents are invited to join the Hillsborough Education Association for a discussion of the challenges facing the school district and how to partner for progress. 

The HEA is sponsoring the Monday, Aug. 26 meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Auten Road Midddle School, 281 Auten Road.

There is no shortage of topics open for discussion.

The ...

Luther Vandross Sidekick Headlines Somerville Jazz Fest

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Nat Adderley Jr., best known for his work with Luther Vandross, will headline the closing night of the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4:45-6 p.m. on the East Main Street stage adjacent to the green surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Opening the 5-hour concert will be tenor saxaphonist Javon Jackson (1:30-2:40 p.m.), ...

Zimmerli Art Museum Presents Dimensionism: Modern Art In Age Of Einstein

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A groundbreaking exhibit that explores how modern art was influenced by advances in science, from Einstein’s theory of relativity to newly powerful microscopic and telescopic lenses is opening at Zimmerli in September as part of an initiative bringing together the study of art and science at Rutgers.

In response to the exhibit, called Dimensionism: Modern Art in the ...

Author Dinner Gala At Library Sept. 14

August 13, 2019

The SBPL Foundation presents its 2019 Author Dinner Gala on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
after hours at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. 
This year's event will have a Caribbean vibe to welcome Trinidad native Tracey Baptiste (pronounced buhTEEST).

In September, the New York Times best-selling author will present The Jumbie ...

2019 New Jersey Photo Showcase

Dear Freinds...

I’m beyond excited to share with you our 2019 New Jersey Photo Showcase! We received hundreds of submissions from New Jerseyans displaying, well, what they thought most represented the state they love to call home.

Please feel free to share the page with your friends and family and stay tuned! We’ll be posting more on ...

Improved tool on IRS.gov helps taxpayers check their withholding

All employees should make sure their employers are withholding the correct amount of tax from their paychecks. The best way for employees to do this is to use the new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator on IRS.gov.

The IRS just launched this improved tool to help taxpayers check their withholding by doing a Paycheck Checkup. This lets the employee check to see if their employer is taking enough tax ...

Is Main Street on the Rebound?

Source: With large retailer box stores shutting their doors, as recent as Sears and Kmart announcing additional store closures; and a rise of small business community advocacy, is it possible for the independent Main Street small business owner retailer to rebound? Samuel K. Burlum investigates.

Is Main Street on the mend? There is a resurgence of small business on the rise in America.