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South Brunswick Boys and Girls Score Big in Group 4 Winter Track Meet

February 18, 2019

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The South Brunswick boys' and girls' track teams each turned in strong showings at the NJSIAA Group 4 track meet last Friday.

The South Brunswick boys came in third overall with a team score of 20 points. Miles Liggins won the 800 meter run with a time of 1:55.34. Malcolm Yarber represented the Vikings in the 55 meter hurdles and placed third with a time of 7.66. Ola ...

Boys Basketball: Monroe Defeats South Brunswick, 57-52

MONROE, NJ -- Monroe built a seven-point halftime lead and went on to a 57-52 boys basketball victory over South Brunswick Friday night in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

Joshua Daniels scored 24 points for Monroe (14-9), which outscored the Vikings in each of the first three quarters and led, 49-39, going into the final period.

Devin Strickland scored 14 ...

Ice Hockey: South Brunswick Defeats Monroe, 4-3

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Justin Guelph's second goal of the game with 7:44 left in the third period broke a tie and gave South Brunswick a 4-3 ice hockey victory over Monroe on Wednesday.

Ronit Thummaluru assisted on Guelph's decisive goal. The Vikings' other three goals all came in the second period. Joe Inzano, Guelph and Harin Ponna each scored a goal as South Brunswick (11-5-3) ...

Town Hall Meeting Update For South Brunswick School District

February 15, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A town hall meeting hosted by the South Brunswick School District will be held next week to discuss issues impacting the future of the township's schools. Topics on the agenda include growth and development in South Brunswick, future realignment and expansion of district schools, community growth and the effect on property taxes, advancing excellence in education, ...

Township Schools Closed Today

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick School District has changed from a delayed opening to a closure for Tuesday, February 12. Students and staff will have a snow day today in anticipation of the winter storm that is expected to impact the Garden State. The district had previously announced a delayed opening for township schools on Monday evening, but changed to a closure in the early ...

City Unveils Parks Re-Make, Amphitheater, Rain Garden, Memorial

February 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the depths of a cold winter, city officials have revealed plans for renovating two popular parks with a project that includes an amphitheater, multiple gardens, water spray splash pad and a memorial to activist and Rutgers University alumnus Paul Robeson.

Plans for Feaster and Pitman parks call for enhanced traffic controls along a section of Handy Street that runs ...

You are Invited to the "Great Backyard Bird Count"

DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Davidson's Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.

Township Presidents Day Closures

February 17, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - So what is open and closed on Presidents Day 2019? South Brunswick Townships schools are closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents Day. Township post offices are also closed as is the Municipal Building. The South Brunswick Public Library will also be closed tomorrow. However, there will not be any change in garbage or recycling pickups originally scheduled ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

 

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during ...

County Dems Mark Passing of Transgender Trailblazer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for and was honored by a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates.

Siperstein, who resided in Edison, died Sunday. She ws 76.

She was the first openly transgender person ...

TRAFFIC ALERT – Major Road Closure Route 535 Feb 23rd to Feb 26th

February 15, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Conrail authorities have informed South Brunswick Police that they need to make emergency repairs to the railroad crossing that runs across Route 535 near the NJ Turnpike overpass.  Conrail plans to do the work over a three day period of time and it will require a total closure of Route 535. The work is scheduled to begin on Saturday February 23rd at 7am and ...

SBPD Introduces Active Shooter and Preparedness Program

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced a new program Wednesday, aimed at educating and preparing community members for an active shooter situation.  The program, Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness (ASAP), is set to launch on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting and is the result of numerous discussions among business leaders, houses of worship, ...

SBPD: Asian Restaurants Targeted for Burglaries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A string of burglaries involving Asian restaurants has caused concern for police departments around the state, the most recent being one here in South Brunswick.

South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is alerting owners of Asian restaurants/businesses in the Township to be alert after a recent home burglary. Chief Hayducka said, “On Sunday evening the owners ...

Winner! Brunswick Square Newstand Sells Winning Lottery Ticket

February 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – A winning lottery ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Street Corner News store at the Brunswick Square Mall about three months ago, and last night it became worth $50,000.  

There were three New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 9 th drawing, winning the $50,000 third-tier ...

Rothman Institute Opens New Facility in Monmouth Junction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ World-reknowned Rothman Institute has opened their latest office, as part of their massive expansion in Monmouth Junction, on Route One (southbound side). Their expansion has taken them from Philadelphia, into New Jersey, New York City, and Westchester.

The facility, a major orthopedic service provider, originated in the Philadelphia area. They are presently the ...

New Businesses Provide More Entertainment On Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hanging out in East Brunswick is about to get a lot more fun as new businesses opening on Route 18 will offer entertainment, food, retail variety, and an answer to the suburban doldroms.

Drivers down Route 18 are beginning to see a whole lot of shaking going on as old buildings are converted to new uses and new buildings hold new surprises.

Let's take a ...

7-Yr Sentence for Fiery Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash, Passenger in Car Kill

February 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said.

Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge, who had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for the May 6, 2018 crash in which the ...

East Brunswick CPA Admitted Lying, Avoiding Nearly $700K in Taxes

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick Certified Public Accountant appeared in U.S. District Court and admitted he lied about his income to avoid paying more than $672,000 in taxes

Amit Govil, 58, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to one count of an indictment charging him with making and subscribing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey ...

Relay for Life Sets the Pace to Conquer Cancer and Support Survivors

February 11, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County's Relay for Life, a community outreach program of the American Cancer Society, was out in full force this Saturday as cancer research supporters, family members of survivors, students and community health activists joined forces at the Brunswick Square Mall to combine their energy in the fight against the "emperor of all maladies." 

The ...

NJ 2-1-1 Celebrates 2-11 Day: New Web Platform Provides Real-Time Access to 2-1-1 Data

 

 

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ On February 11, NJ 2-1-1 and all 2-1-1s across the country will be commemorating 2-1-1 Day in order to showcase a national communications system designed to be a front line in resource and referral for those seeking help with health and human service needs. While all callers’ identities are confidential, a caller’s demographic data, the needs ...

Rothman Institute Opens New Facility in Monmouth Junction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ World-reknowned Rothman Institute has opened their latest office, as part of their massive expansion in Monmouth Junction, on Route One (southbound side). Their expansion has taken them from Philadelphia, into New Jersey, New York City, and Westchester.

The facility, a major orthopedic service provider, originated in the Philadelphia area. They are presently the ...

Upcoming President's Day Won't Impact Trash Collections

February 8, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Township residents will not see a change in garbage or recycling collections this month as a result of Lincoln's birthday on February 12 or President's Day on February 18. Any collections scheduled for those days will go on as usual. Any questions regarding garbage or recycling collections in the township can be answered by telephoning South Brunswick Recycling at ...

South Brunswick Public Library To Hold February Blood Drive

February 6, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - February is American Heart Month and in honor of the Go Red for heart health month, the South Brunswick Public Library is hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, February 11 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Blood Drive is sponsored by the South Brunswick High School Sudents for Public Health.

Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can ...

N.J.’s Steege In $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

February 18, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular.

Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on Feb. 16, Steege and Lafitte de Muze led with a score of 92.33. over Victoria Colvin and Private ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

New Jersey Rider Wins USHJA Jumping Seat Medal In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new mount, piloted Charmeur to a returning spot for the test where she would ride to the win.

North ...

Collegiate Riding: N.J. Rider Helps Auburn Stay Atop NCEA Rankings

WACO, Texas. — Local riders scored points for their team in National Collegiate Equestrian Association Action of the weekend.

Kara Kaufmann tied once and earned a point while competing for the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team in horsemanship.

She rode to a 72.5 tie in the meet with U.T Martin on Feb. 8, which the team won 17-0 and moved to 8-0 on the season.

The victory marked the ...

Rutgers Management Seminar Focuses on Breeding And Young Horses

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. —The Rutgers 2019 Horse Management Seminar was held Feb. 10, with a focus on “Feeding and Care of Mare/Foal, Stallion and Growing Horse.”

Carey Williams, equine specialist and associate director of extension at the Equine Science Center, assembled presenters who are recognized as the leading experts in their field to offer perspectives and ...

Hot Streaks Continue At The Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke and big action highlighted a huge weekend of racing at the Meadowlands Feb. 1 and 2 and they don’t look to be cooling off.

Formal records aren’t available, but when it comes to what Burke and Gingras combined to do that weekend, they likely aren’t necessary. Since the inception of the Big M racing primarily twice a week ...

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Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

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Three Local Priests Named In Metuchen Diocese List of Sex Offenders

February 15, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three local priests have been named in a list of  "credibly accused clergy" published by the Diocese of Metuchen.  The priests are among the 188 named statewide in a disclosure made of criminal pedophiles in New Jersey's Catholic Churches.  In keeping with a promise made by the Bishops of New Jersey, Bishop James F. Checchio has released the names ...

East Brunswick Planning Board Shuts Down Hidden Oaks Development

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Early this morning at the Municipal Center, the East Brunswick Planning Board denied Alfieri Property Management's proposal to build a seven-building apartment complex at the intersection of Tices Lane and Hart's Lane known as Hidden Oaks.  The meeting ran past 12:30 and was attended by, according to Mayor Brad Cohen, "people bursting with thoughts and ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Hillsborough Recognized For Collaboration On Route 206 Project

February 17, 2019

MONROE, NJ - Hillsborough Township was recently honored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action’s “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” program for its efforts to support the Route 206 Bypass construction project.

The recognition program highlights innovative, pioneering and landmark construction initiatives that greatly impact the state’s economy and to ...

Bill to Establish Panel To Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved By Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Vintage, Collector Cars Get Red Carpet Treatment At Bodnar's Auction

EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales is gearing up for the 5th annual Classic and Sports Car Auction on Saturday, Feb. 23 when the red carpet will be rolled out for some beautiful classic and sports cars that will cross the auction block.

The event is held in conjunction with the NJ Home Show at the NJ Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave.

“We started this event back in ...

A New Beginning for New Beginnings Animal Rescue

February 11, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

We would like to announce to our many friends and supporters that New Beginnings Animal Rescue has lost our lease at our present location, 706R Cranbury Road in East Brunswick.  Since opening here in February 2014 we have enjoyed serving the community by assisting with animal placement and care.  Although we are leaving this location, we are NOT going away!  We ...

Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

February 15, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which ...

What's Your Story?

Join What's Your Story? for a night of storytelling to benefit two eating disorder advocacy groups (NEDA and Project HEAL) during National Eating Disorder Awareness week at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on Tuesday, 2/26 from 7 pm to 10 pm! Special guest, legendary comedian Vinnie Brand and young storyteller, Highland Park Middle School’s, Andrew Dalton and author Kara Richardson ...

Attitudes in Reverse® to Present IN THEIR SHOES™ Exhibit at Princeton University

PRINCETON, NJ - Attitudes in Reverse® (AIR™) will present its IN THEIR SHOES™ exhibit at Princeton University from 1 pm to 4 pm on February 18. The exhibit, part of Mental Health Week at Princeton University, will be on display in the Frist Campus Center (2nd Floor, East TV lounge).

“The purpose of IN THEIR SHOES is twofold: to let ...

Celebrating Black History Month

February 11, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history.

Carter Woodson, an African-American historian, first established Black History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. He chose this specific week to honor African-Americans because President Abraham Lincoln, ...

So You want to Own Your Own Business…

Source: So you have decided you want to be your own boss. Maybe you are in a position to finally start your own business that you’ve always dreamed of? So where do you begin? Samuel K. Burlum explores what it takes to begin your own business venture. 

So you want to own your own business. Before you can determine the path in which your entrepreneurship career will be headed, ...