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Flag Day: Scouts and Elks Retire the Flag with Honor and Ceremony

June 15, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 50 damaged, faded, or torn American flags were presented by the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and Packs of East Brunswick for a ceremonial retirement at the Elks Lodge in the township on Flag Day. The flames rose high as flags were burned in reverent memory of the emblem and in fervent support for the nation symbolized by it.

East Brunswick Council President ...

Upcoming Roadwork: Riva Avenue

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Department of Public Works will be milling and paving Riva Avenue, in the area of Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15.

The road will be closed to through traffic, local traffic only, between 7 am and 3 pm. Local detour will be posted.

 

Five Middlesex County Towns To Celebrate Juneteenth

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick on Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17, and concluding with multiple flag ...

South Brunswick to Create a Youth Advisory Board

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township is set to create a Youth Advisory Board, a group of students and volunteers who will advise the council on issues facing young people. Kaushik Rathuryan, a teen advocate, presented his proposal before the Township Council on Tuesday, June 8th.

            According to his presentation, the ...

Murphy’s Pandemic-High Ratings Ease; High Marks On Handling Of Pandemic Continue, Taxes Still Sore Spot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-seven percent of residents currently have a favorable impression of the Governor (down from 54 percent in October 2020), while 36% have an unfavorable one (up from 28 percent).

Diegnan, 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Sponsor Bill to Rename Middlesex County's Wildlife Conservation Area in Memory of Late Senator Barnes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area. 

The three Democratic lawmakers have proposed renaming the Dismal ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON, NJ  – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit an affidavit to ...

Rutgers' Statements on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Derided by Local Leaders on Both Sides

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 62-word statement from the Rutgers president attempted to re-enforce the university’s stance against hatred and bigotry, while seemingly seeking to defuse a potential political powder keg.

Instead, local leaders who stand on opposing sides of the Israel-Palestinian conflict are united in their disappointment in Jonathan Holloway’s comments and other ...

East Brunswick Council: Body-Worn Cameras on Their Way for EBPD

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At this week's East Brunswick Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to begin the process of providing body-worn cameras.  The move puts East Brunswick in compliance with Executive Order 201, signed by Governor Phil Murphy last year, which supported the use of cameras by law enforcement throughout the state and created a committee to ...

Doughboy Statue Back at Post, Ready for Memorial Day Ceremonies

NEW BRUNSWICK and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Doughboy - an iconic statue that has stood sentinel in the borough for almost 99 years before being felled by a wayward truck last year - is back.

The statue has been returned to his post at the fork where Route 27 (Raritan Avenue) and Woodbridge Avenue (Sixth Avenue) diverge just in time to be part of the annual Memorial Day ...

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Reps. Watson Coleman and Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, ahead of Thursday’s 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Cori Bush (MO-1) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), a bill to end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level and to shift regulatory authority from the Justice ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

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New Brunswick Sees Jump In Number Of Residents Who Are Vaccinated, State Says

June 10, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated.

Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump in the number of residents who have been vaccinated.

According to chart showing ...

Black Bear Spotted Wandering Near Rutgers Gardens In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  A black bear was spotted wandering the wilds of New Brunswick on Tuesday. The New Brunswick Police Department issued an alert on Tuesday after the bear was spotted near Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane.

The police are offering this advice if you spot a bear: Use caution and do not approach.

Although the sight of black bears - the largest land mammal in ...

Male Teen Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Injury At Heldrich Hotel

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 17-year-old male ended up with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his ground and leg in a room at the Heldrich Hotel, police said. The victim was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to a release from the New Brunswick Police Department. A source has told TAPinto New Brunswick that based on the injuries, it appears the victim accidently ...

Somerville Flag Day Festival Collecting Donations For US Troops

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

Columbia High School Student Dies In Shooting at Underhill Field, South Orange-Maplewood School District Says

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

“This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

NJ State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Missing 11-year-old Boy

FT. LEE, NJ - New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 11-year-old boy.

The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J.

Aiden was last seen leaving his residence in the area of First Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Sign Up for Summer Reading 2021 at SBPL beginning June 21

June 15, 2021

Sumer Reading fun begins 0n Monday for all ages at the South Brunswick Public Library! Registration for the 2021 Tails & Tales program starts on June 21 and ends on Aug. 15. Yes, there will be prizes!

Registration for the animal-themed summer program will be on the Readsquared app; there will be a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the season. Read whatever you want! Visit ...

Reps. Watson Coleman and Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, ahead of Thursday’s 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Cori Bush (MO-1) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), a bill to end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level and to shift regulatory authority from the Justice ...

NJ Human Services Announces $15 Million In Grants For Summer Youth Camps

Funds Can Help Providers Meet COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Provide Financial Assistance to Families

 

(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced $15 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help them meet health and safety protocols and provide financial assistance to eligible families.

“As ...