Culture and History

August 13, 2020

The South Brunswick Public Library reopened its doors to the public this week on Aug. 11 after being closed for nearly five months to the day for COVID-19 safety. Visitors will find some changes to their pre-pandemic library experience, but much has stayed the same.    With the addition of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -New Jersey Assemblyman and South Brunswick native Andrew Zwicker has lead the decision to change the outdated term ‘Freeholder’ from the state’s definition of words and phrases. Mr. Zwicker has sponsored a bill that would amend the name of the Board of Chosen Freeholders to ...

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - The coronavirus pandemic is a moment in history that the South Brunswick Public Library wants to document. The library is asking residents to share their coronavirus stories and experiences in order for them to be documented by South Brunswick historians into the South ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Historical Society is currently working on a book about the history of the township, a chapter of which focuses on the origins and legacy of slavery. Ed Bedling, the township historian, has spent the past few years visiting and researching the roots of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On June 20th, 2020, South Brunswick High School students along with Students Across New Jersey hosted a ‘Black Lives Matter’ forum at Woodlot Park on New Road. The forum consisted of speeches from black leaders and students, musical performances and booths to support ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick High School Senior, Mahiyag Sampson, along with the organization Students Across New Jersey have organized a public forum on Black Lives Matter causes. The forum will be on Saturday, June 20th, from 5PM to 7:15 at Woodlot Park, located near the Kendall Park ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday, June 12th, 2020, hundreds of residents and activists participated in the “Walk for Justice” at the South Brunswick High School. Marchers walked from the high school through the Monmouth Junction area, holding up signs and chanting for Black Lives Matter. This ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - SBPL's reopening plans are getting very real!   Preparations to begin resuming on-site public service at the South Brunswick Public Library have begun in earnest.  No date has yet been set, but authorization for limited curbside to-go service is anticipated sometime ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police met Monday afternoon with organizers of South Brunswick Community March For Justice & Peace, says an official report issued by the South Brunswick Police Department.    The group plans to hold a march today June 2, 2020, at 12 pm. The group ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The history of New Jersey's - and indeed East Brunswick's - slave-holding past is a heavy memory, yet it is one that must be recognized and addressed.  That is the mission of the Lost Souls Memorial Project and its annual effort to keep the names of human beings lost to slavery ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, George Washington and his troops spent two nights at Longbridge Farm near Ridge Road in South Brunswick.  Washington had unseated the British in Philadelphia and was on his way through New Jersey to New York.  Yesterday, the barn on the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  It’s ironic, but social distancing has brought us closer to our libraries than ever before.    Librarians at South Brunswick Public Library, sheltering-in-place and working from home like many during the COVID-19 pandemic, have elected to open their homes to the public, ...

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