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Boys Basketball: South Brunswick Knocks Off Monroe in OT

January 22, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The South Brunswick boys basketball team continued its turnaround with a 53-43 overtime victory over Monroe on Tuesday.

South Brunswick (6-8) held Monroe to just two points in the fourth quarter as the Vikings rallied from a five-point deficit to force overtime. In the extra session, South Brunswick outscored Monroe, 12-2.

Devin Strickland led the Vikings with 15 ...

Ice Hockey: South Brunswick Ties Freehold Borough, 2-2

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Freehold Borough rallied from a two-goal deficit to finish in a 2-2 ice hockey tie with South Brunswick on Friday.

Rushil Thummaluru gave South Brunswick (8-2-1) a 1-0 lead with a goal assisted by Joe Inzano with 10:24 left in the first period. Inzano also had the helper on the Vikings' second goal, a shot by Michael Castiello midway through the second ...

Girls Basketball: South Brunswick Beats Old Bridge, 48-45

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- South Brunswick erased an early deficit and took command in the second quarter en route to a 48-45 girls basketball victory over Old Bridge on Thursday.

Cassie Vega finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals for South Brunswick, which took a 24-17 halftime lead with a 17-7 showing in the second period.

Sydney Coleman finished with 12 points, ...

Applications Now Being Accepted For South Brunswick Township's CIT Summer Parks Program

January 23, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications are currently being accepted for the South Brunwick Counselor in Training Summer Parks Program. All applicaitons can be downloaded online at the South Brunswick Recreation webpage. The deadline for all applications is March 15 at 4 p.m. Exceptions will not be made regarding the application deadline. Applicants must be able to commit to all six weeks of camp, ...

ESCNJ Board Appoints Former Jamesburg Superintendent

Dr. Gail S. Verona was appointed to serve as the Rutgers University Advisory Board Liaison to the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.

 “Rutgers University expressed a desire to serve on our Board in an advisory capacity a year ago, and the addition has been productive,” said ESCNJ Board President Dale Caldwell.

“The Board ...

Young Readers Invited To Work On Beginning Skills By Reading To A Therapy Dog At South Brunswick Library

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Library is hosting a therapy dog reading session on January 23. Two evening sessions will be held and unlike past theraphy dog reading sessions, walk-ins are welcome and registration is not required. The first session from 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. is an individual session for emerging readers including young readers with special needs such as autism ...

Residents Get Answers, but not Satisfaction, at Edgeboro Landfill Meeting

January 18, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In wake of complaints about strange odors coming from the Edgeboro Landfill, a town meeting was held by the Middlesex County Utilities Authority on January 16 at the East Brunswick Municipal Building. Described as a “community forum” by the organization, the meeting was meant to serve as a place where concerned citizens could air their grievances and be met with ...

Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman Introduces Two Bills to Address Gun Violence

January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) reintroduced two bills to address the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the United States by closing glaring holes in our firearms laws.

“Gun violence continues to plague our society at levels unseen anywhere else in the world,” said Congresswoman Watson Coleman. “In the wake of tragedy after tragedy, ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Middlesex County: Online Resources for Federal Government Workers

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Government workers everywhere are feeling the effects of the Federal government shutdown. Many have families to support and are uncertain about their financial situation during this time. Middlesex County wants to remind its residents that their County is ready to support them.  

“Our County and the Board of Chosen Freeholders have been supported by so ...

Watson Coleman Nominated to Powerful House Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — As she begins her third term in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) has been nominated by the Democratic Steering Committee to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in the House, responsible for setting funding levels for federal departments and agencies.

“The decisions made in the ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal levels, including Gov. Phil Murphy.

"As Middlesex County, so goes the state of New Jersey," ...

Portion Of Davidsons Mill Road Reopened

January 21, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The portion of Davidsons Mill Road between Route 130 and Riva Avenue has been reopened this afternoon after being shut down earlier this morning. A water main break forced the closure and the resulting detour shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday. The section of the roadway was closed for serveral hours while repairs were being conducted. The South Brunswick Police Department ...

South Brunswick Police's Foot Pursuit Leads To Arrest

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Monday's foot pursuit of a buglary suspect by officers from the South Brunswick Police Department resulted in the arrest of 42 year old Christoph Drummond. Officers responded to a call at 10:59 a.m. from a sales person in a model home in East Meadows Estates. East Meadows Estates is a new housing development located off of Beekman Road.

According to details released ...

South Brunswick Police Apprehend Burglary Suspect

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Officers from the South Brunswick Police Department have apprehended the suspect sought in a Monday morning burglary on Promise Way. The suspect, a white male wearing blue jeans and a hoodie, fled the neighborhood as soon as officers arrived in the area. Officers searched the area surrounding Beekman Road  as well as Timber Ponds and Village Drive. The suspect was ...

50 Town Homes Proposed for Ferris Farms Lot on Cranbury Road

January 23, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On January 18, the East Brunswick Zoning Board heard an application by Ferris Farms of East Brunswick LLC, for variances to accommodate for 50 new townhomes at  690 Cranbury Rd (formerly Ferris Farms nursery). Ferris Farms of East Brunswick, LLC’s purchase of the property is contingent upon approvals of the variances they seek.  

After an opening statement ...

New Brunswick to Strengthen 'Wage Theft' Law

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month.

The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers less than they are owed. Usually, the workers are day laborers and part-time employees, ...

Woodbridge Man Gets 27-Year Sentence for Killing Wife

January 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man today was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Carey said.

On Dec. 3, 2018, Nigro admitted to ...

Online Scammer Targeted Seniors

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Senior Citizens can breathe a little easier now since a local man has pled guilty to scamming seniors in aan online money grab.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from Edison pleaded guilty for taking part in an internationally-based computer scam which conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000.

Mohammed Alam, 25, of Edison ...

Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach Set for Saturday February 23 at the Mud City Crab House Property in Manahawkin

January 22, 2019

STAFFORD - We are in the thick of the winter and it is time to look forward to a great event! The Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday February 23 at the Mud City Crab House.

The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

The Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach ~ A Community Clambake of Arctic ...

Saint Peter's Healthcare System Offering Patients Transportation Arrangement

January 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - To improve patients access to health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has joined with another company to arrange transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments.

The hospital entered a partnership with RoundTrip, a two-year old Philadelphia-based company that schedules rides for people to make appointments for a long list of ...

Middlesex County Offers Additional Flu Clinics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations.

“Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," Freeholder Director Ronald Rios said in a statement this week.

County officials cite ...

Help Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2019 Season in Middlesex County At the Brunswick Square Mall on Saturday, February 9

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6 pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. 

Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is invited to come out and learn more about their local community ...

Township Garbage And Recycling Pickup Not To Be Impacted By Martin Luther King Day

January 20, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Township residents with regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup on Mondays will not be altered because of Martin Luther King Day. According to a notice posted on the South Brunswick Township website any garbage or recycling services typically scheduled for Monday's will carry on as usual tomorrow. However, township offices will be closed on Monday, January 20 as ...

Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach Set for Saturday February 23 at the Mud City Crab House Property in Manahawkin

January 22, 2019

STAFFORD - We are in the thick of the winter and it is time to look forward to a great event! The Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday February 23 at the Mud City Crab House.

The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

The Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach ~ A Community Clambake of Arctic ...

Stores Offer Free Coffee to Furloughed Federal Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal employees who are out of work because of the partial government shutdown now can a little bit of sympathy from a group of New Jersey coffee shops that are giving the workers free cups of java.

Hidden Grounds Coffee, which has two shops in New Brunswick, as well as locations in Jersey City and Hoboken, posted signs in the store windows with the free ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

Tucker Johnson Honored with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the creation of the award in honor and recognition of the late Bruce ...

Two Horses Born In New Jersey Headed To Harness Racing Hall Of Fame

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, ...

Pegasus World Cup Preview: City Of Light And Accelerate Renew Rivalry

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26.

Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular.

The inaugural running of the Pegasus in 2017 was billed as a clash of the Titans with California Chrome ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 26, 7:00 PM

Pierre's of South Brunswick, Monmouth Junction

A Murder Mystery With Dessert Fundraiser

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Sun, February 10, 3:00 PM

St. Francis Cathedral Community Room (Breezeway Entrance), Metuchen

Westminster Choir College presents, "The True ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Religions And Spirituality

Woodbridge Man Gets 27-Year Sentence For Killing Wife

January 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man today was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Carey said.

On Dec. 3, 2018, Nigro admitted to ...

New Brunswick to Strengthen 'Wage Theft' Law

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month.

The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers less than they are owed. Usually, the workers are day laborers and part-time employees, ...

Can Your Business, School, Or Organization Be A Sponsor? Food Drives Help Federal Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - As the government shutdown continues, the Middlesex County food bank is stepping up to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers and urging the rest of the county residents to pitch in with donations to stock dwindling supplies.

"Federal employees from local agencies of the IRS, TSA and EPA who are not receiving a paycheck are forced to tap into savings and ...

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano Retiring after 50 Years In Law Enforcement

January 23, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County Republican ...

All-Star Catcher Yovan Gonzalez Back With Patriots In 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed All-Star catcher Yovan Gonzalez for the 2019 season.

“I’m really happy to be back with the team again this year,” said Gonzalez. “I’m also really excited and ready to get a chance to bring the trophy back to Somerset! Let’s go!”

Gonzalez enters his fourth season with the Somerset Patriots and his ...

Rocky Hill Filmmaker Shines Light on Quakers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8.

The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton St. Tickets range from $9 to $12. The program will include a ...

Herb Workshop at SBPL on Feb. 3

January 22, 2019

Learn about growing, harvesting and preserving herbs from "The Herb Lady" at the annual Gardening Workshop & Seed and Catalog Exchange on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. 

Learn best practices for herb gardening from Master Gardener Caren White aka The Herb Lady. Other topics and activities will ...

Plant-Based Super Foods Workshop Feb. 4

All are welcome at the workshop Plant-Based Super Foods for Families on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct.

Learn about the many health benefits of a plant-based diet, basic nutrition, what products are available in the supermarket, why you might want to choose organic and non-GMO foods, and transitioning to a more ...

FFA Student Salads Popular With Staff

 

PISCATAWAY – Salads made by Future Foundations Academy (FFA) students have become a popular lunchtime choice on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway campus.

A school for higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff has been placing approximately 100 orders, costing $5 each, on days the salads are ...

Essential Must Have Marketing Tools for Most Small Businesses

Source: Eager to build a consumer following, most businesses begin to advertise their product and/or service offerings without a plan in place, which can cause the business to spend valuable dollars in advertising with little to show for it.  Samuel K. Burlum offers a hosts of essential marketing tools that can help a small business better direct their advertising budgets ...