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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,” ...

Fall Brush Pick Up On Tap

August 24, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside brush pick up is scheduled for Monday, September 9 in the township. Brush should be placed at the curb, but not in the street by 6:30 a.m. on September 9. Bags, leaves, stumps, litter or garbage will not be collected at this time. Full cut trees won't be collected either.

Acceptable items for pick up include:

twigs
small ...

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

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 ...

Coworker Kills Woman when She Goes Home for Lunch

August 24, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - When Carolyn Byington went home for lunch and never returned, her concerned coworkers called the police.  The Plainsboro PD did a "wellness check" at 5:57.  Upon arrival, the police found the victim deceased in her apartment. She was pronounced dead at 7:36 pm.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Fred Tavener of the Plainsboro Police ...

Missing East Brunswick Teen Located

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department announced a missing township teen has been located and reunited with her family. The EBPD earlier asked for the public's assistance in finding 15-year-old Sandy Caruso. Caruso had been missing since Wednesday afternoon. She was last seen leaving her East Brunswick home on August 21 at 12:30 p.m. by her father, Joseph Caruso.

Caruso ...

EBPD Seeks Your Help in Finding Sandy Caruso

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Sandy Caruso, age 15, who has been missing since 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  She was last seen by her father Joseph Caruso when she left her East Brunswick residence.

Sandy is approximately 5 feet tall, with long dark hair, weighing 100-115 pounds.

Anyone with information about ...

South Brunswick Affordable Housing Compliance Hearing Set for Sept. 23

August 23, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A compliance hearing will take place on Monday, Sept. 23 to address the terms of South Brunswick’s Affordable Housing obligations.

According to a prepared statement from the township that has been posted on its website, the purpose of the hearing is for the Superior Court of New Jersey to determine whether the terms of the township’s 2019 Amended Third Round ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 23, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

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 ...

Fall Brush Pick Up On Tap

August 24, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside brush pick up is scheduled for Monday, September 9 in the township. Brush should be placed at the curb, but not in the street by 6:30 a.m. on September 9. Bags, leaves, stumps, litter or garbage will not be collected at this time. Full cut trees won't be collected either.

Acceptable items for pick up include:

twigs
small ...

Alpaca And Horse Diagnosed With Encephalitis In Southern New Jersey

August 22, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — A 7-year-old alpaca in Camden County and a 2-year-old horse in Ocean County are the fourth and fifth reported animal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness, in New Jersey in 2019.

According to a statement by the Department of Agriculture:

The alpaca’s vaccination history was unknown and it was euthanized earlier in ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

August 25, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine. 

If they’re lucky, kids will occasionally return home from their eventful day to share their adventures over a ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 25, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

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Tue, August 27, 10:00 AM

Middlesex One-Stop Career Center, New Brunswick

Job Recruitment Event - Substitute Teachers

Business & Finance Education

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Wed, August 28, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

"2020 Vision" Hits East Brunswick High School

August 25, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The traditional back-to-school supply frenzy will slowly be fading out as this September, as every East Brunswick High School student will be receiving a Lenovo ThinkPad to use during the school year. The thin notebook computer will replace the use of notebooks and binders for some students, who will have the ability to organize their notes and class material on the personal ...

Missing East Brunswick Teen Located

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department announced a missing township teen has been located and reunited with her family. The EBPD earlier asked for the public's assistance in finding 15-year-old Sandy Caruso. Caruso had been missing since Wednesday afternoon. She was last seen leaving her East Brunswick home on August 21 at 12:30 p.m. by her father, Joseph Caruso.

Caruso ...

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

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, ...

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 ...

Here’s What Taxpayers Should Know about the New IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

August 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Taxpayers who haven’t yet checked their withholding this year should do so ASAP. All taxpayers can do this by using the new mobile-friendly Tax Withholding Estimator. This new tool can be used by workers, as well as retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers. It’s a user-friendly step-by-step tool to help taxpayers effectively adjust the amount of income ...

New Jersey’s First National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Awarded to Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Atlantic Health System as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC).  As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems across the ...

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

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.