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East Brunswick residents can now sign up for their East Brunswick Public Library card online. After applying, new members will receive their library barcode number within two business days, which gives access to the library’s online resources. The physical card will be sent to the customer within seven days. For more information, contact the Circulation […]

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East Brunswick Senior Meals is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound East Brunswick senior residents. Meal delivery takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Permanent and substitute drivers and runners are needed. Call the East Brunswick Department on Aging at 732-390-6809 for more information.

East Brunswick Mayor Brad J. Cohen and keynote speaker Frank Greenagel will hold an educational forum discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the sale of recreational marijuana in East Brunswick during a presentation at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   The […]

Robert Goodall, acting superintendent of the Monroe Township School District, will speak about the upcoming March 12 school referendum during a general meeting of the Monroe Township League of Women Voters at 1 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Municipal Building courtroom, 1 Municipal Plaza, Monroe. The meeting is open to the public.

The East Brunswick Police Department will hold a Citizens Police Academy from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21, at the East Brunswick Police Training Facility, 23 Harts Lane, East Brunswick. There will be information on crime prevention, Neighborhood Watch groups, gun safety, terrorism, computer crimes and the internet, crime scene investigation and patrol […]

The South River Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 24 at the South River VFW Hall, 31 Reid St., South River. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for children. Bring old eyeglasses to recycle. Proceeds will benefit area organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts, […]

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The East Brunswick Jewish Center, Temple B’nai Shalom and Young Israel of East Brunswick will hold a Tri-synagogue PurimFest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 17 at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. There will be race cars, inflatables, video arcade, face painting, caricaturist, balloon art and more. Cost […]

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Alan Bernstein, a member of an immigrant benevolent organization Landsmenschaft, which has dedicated through documents of family stories and oral histories of survivors  the memory of Jews who perished in pogroms in the town of Felshtin, will be guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at Temple Bnai Shalom, 15 Fern Road, East Brunswick. Sponsored by […]

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The East Brunswick Public School District offers General Education Inclusive Preschool classes for typically developing and special needs preschool children. Children must be at least 3 years of age but not be 5 years of age by Oct. 31, 2019, and must be East Brunswick residents, in order to participate in the program in September. […]

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Applications for the 2019-20 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program are available at www.ebnet.org/preschool; in the main office at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Road; and at the security desk of the Administration Building, 760 Route 18. Free to East Brunswick residents, the Bears and Cubs Preschool is an elective for […]

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Disability Allies will hold Jazzercise workout sessions on Feb. 23 at the Young Adult Community Inclusion Center, 415 Route 18 south, East Brunswick. Participants must wear workout appropriate attire. A healthy snack will be provided after the workout. There will be two sessions, the first from 5-6 p.m. and the second from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Indicate which […]

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The 2010 award-winning documentary,“Bag It: Is your Life Too Plastic?” will be screened at the East Brunswick Public Library at 7 p.m. on March 6. The film exposes the effects that plastic bags and other plastic consumer items have on the environment and the human body. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Liti Haramaty, […]

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 73rd annual Bernie Cohn Memorial Golf Classic on May 13 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. For pricing, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.mcrcc.org.

The Middlesex County 4-H program will hold Craft-Til-You-Drop events at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Crafting veterans will supervise and offer advice to new and experienced crafters. Bring your own crafts, photographs and other materials. Sessions are: 7-11 p.m. on March 1. Admission is $5. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March […]

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MONROE – Administrators in the Monroe Township School District said they will find themselves with a “huge gaping hole” in the educational system if the need for a new middle school is not addressed. That is why district administrators are set to present a two-question, $146 million referendum to residents in a March 12 election. […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK–The Township Council adopted an ordinance to prohibit parking at various locations along Millman Drive. Business Administrator Joseph Criscuolo said the ordinance is needed “due to parking of vehicles along Millman Drive that affects the line of sight of vehicles attempting to turn onto Millman Drive.” The council adopted the ordinance on Feb. 11. […]

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SPOTSWOOD–Teaming up with Vicks to participate in the Coats for Our Neighbors coat drive, ShopRite of Spotswood collected nearly 100 overcoats for people in need. All coats and $10,000 will be donated to One Warm Coat, a national non-profit that works to provide free, warm coats to people in need, according to a prepared statement […]

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The East Brunswick Health Advisory Council held its reorganizational meeting for 2019 on Feb. 5. Dr. Ken Freedman was re-elected president and Harriet Golub was re-elected vice president. Members of the council include Roberta D’Achille, Dawn Hadland, Dr. Wilbur Pan, Dr. Steven Richards, Dr. Richard Rollman, Dr. Rashida Saif, Clare Schuld, Karen Scott and Dr. […]

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John J. Healey, PhD, of Monroe, has been selected by the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) as a recipient of its prestigious Loyal Son of Rutgers award for 2019. A 60-year tradition, the Loyal Sons & Daughters of Rutgers are comprised of individuals who have made a meaningful and long-standing contribution to the betterment of Rutgers […]

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PHOTO BY U.S. NAVY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS RUSTY PANG Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s area of operations, sailors stationed at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii, make it their […]

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SOUTH RIVER–The Borough Council approved a resolution authorizing CME Associates to provide bid phase services for the demolition of the George Street Firehouse. Borough Administrator Art Londensky said, “The plans are to demolish it because part of the building was unsafe, that is why we needed the new firehouse. The floor [at the George Street Firehouse] was […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK– The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project would honor approximately 200 African Americans who were sold into slavery by Judge Jacob Van Wickle in 1818 by building a memorial at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex. “East Brunswick extends back in time to when the indigenous people of America once settled along the rivers and the […]

Visitors to the 30th annual New Jersey Home Show will meet contractors, landscapers, storage experts, and kitchen and bath designers; see demonstrations by top chefs; learn design tips from Trading Spaces’ Laurie Smith; attend painting classes; enjoy a children’s craft area; and for the first time shop the work of artisans and craftsmen, from Feb. […]

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo returns in March to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, showcasing more than 230 exhibitors and free daily seminars. Try a hand at an ultra-realistic fishing simulator, snap photos with the Miss Geico Speedboat or take a turn at the Casting Pond, where experts will be on-hand […]

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is soliciting nominations for its 2019 Medal of Honor awards. Awards are presented annually to lawyers and law-related professionals, as well as lay people, who have made significant contributions to the advancement or improvement of the justice system or the betterment of the legal profession in New Jersey. Nominees […]

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  EAST BRUNSWICK – East Brunswick police charged a 19-year-old male from East Brunswick, as well as a 17-year-old juvenile, for allegedly breaking into a pickup truck at 1 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the area of Oak Street. The owner of the pickup truck reportedly confronted the suspects, who purportedly fled the area on […]

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Monroe Township Public Schools are holding kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year. Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 31, 2019. Only a parent or legal guardian can register a child. Oak Tree Elementary School, 226 Applegarth Road, will hold registration Feb. 26 and 27. Call 609-655-7642. Mill Lake School, 115 Monmouth Road, […]

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The Churchill Junior High School Drama Club will present “The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lanie Robertson. Based on real historical events, the play focuses on Mary Girard, the wife of the wealthiest man in America, 18th-century Philadelphia philanthropist and banker, Stephen Girard. In 1790 Girard committed his wife to an insane asylum. She is […]

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The Spotswood Education Foundation will sponsor a Casino Night Fundraiser from 6-11 p.m. on March 2 at the Helmetta Community Center, 1 Brookside Pl., Helmetta, to support grants for the Spotswood education system. Price is $50 per person by Feb. 26, and includes dinner catered by Bella Italia, desserts and assorted beverages. Each ticket receives […]

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Disability Allies will present “Transition from School to Adult Life” from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Village Green Shopping Center, near The Vitamin Shoppe, 415 Route 18, East Brunswick. The workshop will provide information on the Young Adult Community Inclusion Center, monthly events, support professions and job coaching. For more information or to register, […]

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The East Brunswick Jewish Center will celebrate Shabbat Across America on March 1 at the center, 511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. Traditional service begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dessert. Dinner costs $20 per adult, $10 for children ages 5-13, or is free for children under 5. RSVP for dinner by Feb. 25 […]

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The first of the Young Artist Series, “A Night of Jazz,” will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Temple B’nai Shalom, 15 Fern Road, East Brunswick. The Saul Dautch Quintet, a premier jazz ensemble from New Brunswick, will host a tribute to Donald Byrd and the Pepper Adams Quintet. The repertoire includes […]

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The Jamesburg Public Library will hold an ESL (English as a Second Language) program at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 to June 20, at the libray, 229 Gatzmer Ave., Jamesburg. All languages and skill levels are welcome. The style of the program is educational and instructional, including small group and one-on-one tutoring. Jamesburg residency not […]

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The Tanglewood Marionettes will perform “Sleeping Beauty” at 2 p.m. on March 3. Before the performance, the puppeteers will demonstrate how marionettes work. “Sleeping Beauty” is for children ages 2 and up. The 20th annual Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival is sponsored by the Phyllis Noar Memorial Fund of the Friends of the East Brunswick Library […]

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Disability Allies will offer Jazzercise classes from 5-6 p.m. and from 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Young Adult Inclusion Center, 415 Route 18, East Brunswick. Participants must wear appropriate workout attire. A healthy snack will be provided after the dance fitness class. The cost is $10 per session. To RSVP, contact Audrey at […]

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The East Brunswick Library will host a resume writing program at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 16 at the library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. “Top Notch Resumes” is offered through the library’s Business Resource Connection, which connects both job seekers and small businesses with library resources. The program demonstrates how to build a […]

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Two films of the POV Documentary Film Series will be showcased at the Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe. One film is about parents of a boy with autism who form a competitive swim team in Perth Amboy, and the second film is about Iraqi medic Nori Sharif and his five years in central […]

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The East Brunswick Public Library will rings in The Year of the Pig with a special Chinese New Year Celebration at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center. The afternoon features demonstrations of kung fu, the dancing lion puppet, Chinese dancing, a magic show, games, a food sampling and a […]

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Hadassah of East ​Brunswick will hold its annual Progressive Dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at a variety of members’ homes. Begins with hors d’oeuvres at one home and continues with dinner and dessert at others. Cover is $118 per couple or $59 a person. RSVP by Feb. 15 by calling Anne at 732-613-8687. Proceeds to benefit […]

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The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will hold a Bunco Night fundraiser event at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at East Brunswick VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. The event is for Bunco players of all experience levels. There will be prizes. Attendees can bring their own appetizers. A cash bar will […]

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The East Brunswick Library will offer a shadow puppet making workshop at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the library, Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick. The program is for children, ages 5 and up only. The Tanglewood Marionettes will then perform “Sleeping Beauty” at 2 p.m. on March 3. They recreate the classic fairy tale with […]

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Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will hold its ninth annual Community Asian Lunar New Year Celebration for the 2019 Year of the Boar from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the church fellowship hall, 151 Milltown Road, East Brunswick. This free event is open to the public and will feature performances of Chinese classical dances and […]

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SOUTH RIVER–The South River Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Mayor John Krenzel to appoint Art Londensky as the new interim acting borough administrator. The official vote was taken on Jan. 28. Chief Financial Officer Joseph Zanga said Londensky’s first day was on Jan. 21 and that the position is part-time. The borough and […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK–Superior Court Thomas McCloskey ruled that East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen will not be allowed to attend any of the East Brunswick Planning Board hearings on HD Summerhill LLC’S proposed mixed-use development plan. HD Summerhill filed a lawsuit on Oct. 30, 2018, asking that the township not be allowed to act upon adopted Ordinance […]

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SOUTH RIVER–Having been in operation for more than 60 years, the South River Borough Council listened to a CME Associates project manager discuss the possibility of building a new water well. Borough Engineer Bruce Koch said the borough currently has three wells. “The well needs to be repaired and we are looking into exactly what needs […]

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SPOTSWOOD–Showing numerous small screen performances from the 1950s-80s, radio co-hosts Don Buzney and Danny Scott held a presentation highlighting popular oldie TV shows. “People just love television. I mean, it’s what we grew up with, it’s part of our heritage growing up,” Scott said during a presentation last month at the Spotswood Public Library. Buzney […]

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SPOTSWOOD–The Spotswood School District Board of Education has received approval from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to use funds for renovations of vestibules at all district schools. Current NJDOE regulations permit the appropriation of deposited funds from the Capital Reserve for eligible capital projects by a majority vote of the board, according to […]

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The South River Foundation for Educational Excellence (SRFEE) held its fourth annual Adult Dinner Dance fundraiser at Ria Mar in South River on Feb. 1. Honorees for 2019 were Tracey Bussell, South River High School business teacher and SRFEE Student Ambassador advisor; Sgt. Edward Yorek of the South River Police Department; and Schools Superintendent Sylvia Bircher.

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Feeding Middlesex County and MCFOODS (Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services) will host its second annual Walk to End Hunger from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Johnson Park, River Road and Landing Lane, Piscataway. Event organizers are seeking door prize donations and vendors. For a vendor form, visit www.northbrunswicknj.gov/images/notices/Walk-for-Hunger_Vendor-Form.pdf.    

EAST BRUNSWICK – New Beginnings Animal Rescue has lost its lease at its present location, 706R Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, but will be relocating. Since opening in February 2014, the rescue has served the community by assisting with animal placement and care, and will relocate to a smaller space locally in the very near future, though […]

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Playhouse 22 will hold open auditions for “Man of La Mancha” at 7 p.m. on March 4 and 5 at the theater, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Callbacks will be at 6 p.m. on March 10. Show dates are June 14-30. For character descriptions and audition specifics, visit www.playhouse22.org.

John P. Stevens High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th class reunion on Aug. 10 at Galloping Hills Caterers, 1085 Galloping Hills Road, Union. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner from 7-11 p.m. The cost is $75 per person. RSVP and send payment to Donna Ciccone, 9 Anita Ave., Edison. […]

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  MONROE – A Monroe Township police officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Monmouth Road around 6:54 p.m. on Feb. 10 when the officer witnessed a violation. While closing the distance on the violator’s vehicle, the patrol car apparently struck a curb, which caused the officer to lose control and ultimately strike a parked car […]

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  Two juveniles from Jamesburg have been charged in a Feb. 3 shooting that took place in the borough. One juvenile, 17 years old, is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession with […]

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“Family-to-Family,” a free, 12-session family education course provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be offered in Middlesex County from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning on March 12 at NAMI-NJ, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick. The course is provided to support families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course teaches participants […]

EAST BRUNSWICK–Striving to further expand art and cultural opportunities for residents, Mayor Brad Cohen has announced the formation of the East Brunswick Arts Coalition. The coalition is a new nonprofit group created to promote art and culture in the township, according to a prepared statement from the East Brunswick Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services. Chartered […]

MILLTOWN – Still reeling from the polar vortex that gripped the state last week, true believers of Milltown Mel – the toothy teller of the weather – didn’t really want to believe the furry creature’s prediction, who grumpily climbed out of his warm bed and predicted six more weeks of winter. Mel’s prediction on Feb. […]