South Brunswick Top Stories

September 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, September 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases.  “Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — After an off-season of quarantine and uncertainty about the status of their sport, the South Brunswick High School football team is schedule to open its delayed and condensed 2020 season Friday night at home against Perth Amboy. It will be the first of six scheduled regular ...

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NEW JERSEY - Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning your General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after you receive it. The following early voting methods are available now, and are in effect until the polls close at ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The coronavirus pandemic hit many Middlesex County residents hard with a large number facing unemployment. To help county residents find their next job, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is holding a drive-thru job fair on Thursday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be ...

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NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday addressed a scathing New York Times report, stating that President Donald Trump did not pay federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years. The report, released Sunday, indicates that Trump, who has not been forthcoming with his tax filings and refused ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — The South Brunswick girls soccer team is scheduled to finally get its season underway Thursday afternoon on the road against J.P. Stevens. The season is starting almost a full month later than usual because of the NJSIAA's delaying of the schedule to adjust to COVID-19 ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some Middlesex County towns like Milltown and Helmetta have reopened their borough offices to the public, but South Brunswick Township Offices remain closed to in-person interactions. Township offices closed their doors on March 16 during the height of the coronavirus pandemic ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a burglary from December 2015 in Monmouth Junction, according to a recent press release. Jeuri Vargas, age 23 from New Brunswick, was charged with burglary, theft of movable property, and conspiracy to ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Middlesex County's Emergency Food Distribution Network works with more than 100 local food pantries and social service agencies throughout the county. The coronavirus pandemic has hit many Middlesex County residents hard, which is why MCFOODS is partnering with the Monroe ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools has been granted Bronze Certification by Sustainable Jersey for Schools. “Schools that earn this certification are considered by their peers, professional associations, experts, and civic ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe McVeigh grew up in Brooklyn and spent part of his summers in Keansburg.  As with several towns along the north end of the shore during those times, there was a ferry running between New York City and the boardwalk community.  He met my mom there, as her family also spent ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the fall season, it is important to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK —In his first address to the University Senate, President Jonathan Holloway pledged to follow three guiding values as he steers decision-making at Rutgers during a challenging time: The ideal of a beloved community, the relentless pursuit of academic excellence and the need for a ...

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New Jersey - As "must-attend" events for many families during the months of July-September statewide, county and 4-H fairs have had to reimagine ways to engage the thousands of youth who wait all year to display their skills and projects at the respective county fairs. The New Jersey 4-H ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Councilwoman Josephine ‘Jo’ Hochman (D) is running for her third term on the township council in this upcoming election on November 3rd, 2020. Along with being on the township council, Hochman is also the head of the South Brunswick Advisory Board of Health and ...

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NEW JERSEY - Like past holidays during the coronavirus pandemic, it's unknown what's in store for Halloween 2020. However, Garden State residents can still have some weekend fun with a fall staple; pumpkin picking. The upcoming weekend is the final one for September and the first official one ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has arrested a man for driving his truck onto South Brunswick High School property causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. David E. French, age 20 from North Brunswick, was charged with Criminal Mischief, a 3rd degree crime due to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have arrested a couple in connection to a string of late night landscaping robberies in the Kendall Park area of the township. Danielle Viszneki, age 35, and her fiancee James Baker, age 51, from Franklin Township were arrested and charged with Theft ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a pickup truck that drove onto South Brunswick High School grounds and damaged several athletic fields. Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced the department is ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside brush pickup is scheduled for Monday, September 28 in the township. Brush should be placed at the curb, but not in the street by 6:30 a.m. on September 28. Bags, leaves, stumps, litter or garbage will not be collected at this time. Full cut trees won't be collected ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it. The census is quick, easy, safe, and can be completed online. COVID-19 Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick School District Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the status of three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the East Brunswick Public Schools. Though the cases were not transmitted within the schools, they affect students and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crystal Springs has closed the pools for the season for humans, but the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks wanted to give dogs an opportunity to have some water fun too! Doggies and their humans can head to Crystal Springs on Saturday, September 26 for the third ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A year after reaching the championship game of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, the South Brunswick boys soccer team will look to remain in contention with a strong back line. Vikings head coach Chris Hayston, whose team was 13-7-1 last year, looks at the back ...

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