SOUTH BRUNSWICk – Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the South Brunswick Police Department is launching an ambitious plan to better prepare its community for an active shooter. Chief Raymond Hayducka announced on Feb. 13 the creation of the Active Shooter Awareness & Preparedness (ASAP) program. “This program […]
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Middlesex County Ag Ambassadors were recognized at the Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner Banquet in Atlantic City on Feb. 6. Pictured are Keira Ezzo, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, and Ashwin Gokhale of North Brunswick, both Middlesex County 4-H lead ambassadors, with Secretary Douglas H. […]
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHRISTINE WILDEMUTH The Valentine’s Day party at the South Brunswick Senior Center on Feb. 14 took an unexpected turn. As the live band stopped playing, Charles Gunther of Kendall Park got down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend of 10 years, Dorothy Pohlman, also from Kendall Park. The answer was […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – A group of area students can rest easy knowing they have helped their local police department. Members of the Interact Club of North Brunswick worked on a pillow sewing project last fall to raise funds for the Adopt-a-Cop program that is run by the North Brunswick Police Department’s Community Services Bureau. Through […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The tables have turned for the newest employee in North Brunswick, though it is just what she hoped for: previously the township auditor, Cavel Gallimore is now instated as the town’s chief financial officer (CFO). Gallimore began her new position on Jan. 14. She had worked as a financial auditor for […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – To reinforce lessons learned during the school day, more than 200 students and parents attended Livingston Park Elementary School’s Math Night to practice skills, learn new problem-solving techniques and overall have fun. “We want our families to be involved in all our students’ learning and we want our students to be able […]
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. EDWARD NIEMCZYK South Brunswick Girl Scouts earned their vision awareness badges at Executive Eye Associates in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, with the assistance of Dr. Edward Niemczyk.
The South Brunswick Schools Strategic Planning Committee is seeking thoughts and ideas on the most important issues facing the South Brunswick School District. A survey will help committee members identify and target key issues and give guidance to the development of a strategic plan. This plan will guide the mission and actions of the school […]
The North Brunswick School District will hold a Community Think Tank meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 23 at the Maple Meade School, 308 Old Georges Road, North Brunswick. Seats are limited. To RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/2EeIiEt.
The North Brunswick Township High School Black Cultural Alliance will celebrate Black History Month with a celebration from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the school, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. The cost is $10 for adults and high school students. The cost is $3 for middle and elementary school students.
North Brunswick Township Schools will hold kindergarten registration. Judd Elementary, appointments available 4-7 p.m. on March 5 and 7. Call 732-289-3203. Livingston Park Elementary, appointments available 4-7 p.m. on March 12 and 14. Call 732-289-3303. John Adams Elementary, 4-7 p.m. on March 26 and 28. Call 732-289-3103. Parsons Elementary, 4-7 p.m. on April 2 and […]
The South Brunswick School District is offering an opportunity for the public to nominate a special staff member through its 2019 Educator & Educational Support Person Recognition Program. Write a letter explaining how he/she supports students, staff and parents; instills a love of learning and feeling of self-worth; and exemplifies this year’s district theme, […]
A walk from 1-4 p.m. on March 10 in the Mapleton Preserve will focus on the under-appreciated beauty and variability of trees in winter. If you take the time to look carefully, they can be identified without their leaves, using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, branching patterns and bark. Dress for the weather, […]
The South Brunswick Parent Academy will offer two workshops embracing and supporting the uniqueness and individuality of students, whether due to physical, developmental, emotional or social differences. They both will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Crossroads Middle School North, 635 Georges Road, in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. The first workshop, Embracing Your […]
The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold an Educational Health Care Fair for Older Adults from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 4 at the center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. A panel of professionals will discuss various areas of health care and answers to the frequently asked questions plaguing […]
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 […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has named Officer Joseph Grasso of the North Brunswick Police Department its Officer of the Month for January 2019. On Dec. 8, 2018, Grasso was working a special duty assignment when a call came in about an apartment complex fully engulfed in flames, according to […]
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 […]
Crossroads Middle School South’s Nationals Wind Ensemble will hold a concert at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the school, 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. The evening will celebrate the ninth grade students, who are the first New Jersey middle school students to ever be selected by invitation to the 2019 […]
The South Brunswick Historical Society meets each month at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, in the Ceil Leedom Local History Archive. All are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and memories to share and discuss. The group will meet at the library at 6:30 p.m. Feb. […]
The AARP Foundation will offer free tax aide at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick. Call 732-418-2222 to make an appointment.
The North Brunswick Heritage Day Committee will hold a wrestling fundraiser with UWA Elite at 7 p.m. March 8 at Linwood Middle School, 25 Linwood Place, North Brunswick. Homecoming will feature former WWE and current Lucha Underground superstar Matt Striker. Ringside tickets are $25. General admission is $15 pre-sale, or $20 at the door. Value […]
Tickets are on sale for performances of ‘Big Fish,’ North Brunswick’s 49th annual musical sponsored by the township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 to March 2 in the North Brunswick Township High School Auditorium, Raider Road, North Brunswick. The total cast, crew and orchestra […]
Our Lady of Peace will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the parish center, 1740 Route 130, at Washington Place, North Brunswick. There will be eight rounds of trivia tasks. There will be food, raffles and prizes. BYOB. Cost is $35 per person. To RSVP, email Laura@showstoppersplus.com or call 732-297-0031.
Applications are being accepted for the Spring 2019 South Brunswick Citizen Police Academy. The academy will give community members a behind-the-scenes look at policing. A dozen officers and detectives will share their perspective and insights into the daily workings of the police department. The academy will offer training on a range of law enforcement topics […]
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – When asked if he and his wife Irene ever had a memorable Valentine’s Day, Leroy Solderich said, “Sure I do. Look at how many kids I have.” Three couples who have been married for more than 60 years shared their stories of love just in time for Valentine’s Day, prior to a […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The latest recipient of the North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services’ Scholar Athlete Award has already received a multitude of academic honors. Shakthi P. Rave was recognized for February 2019. She is a senior at North Brunswick Township High School with a GPA of 4.41. She is an AP Scholar […]
The 34th annual Rock-a-Thon is scheduled from 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 until 5 p.m. on Feb. 23 at North Brunswick Township High School, Raider Road, North Brunswick. The 24-hour rocking chair marathon raises money for charities by having students get pledges and then rock the day and night away. Money is being raised for The Hugs […]
The South Brunswick School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on Feb. 20. Snow date is Feb. 27. Registration takes place at the elementary school of assignment. Brooks Crossing/Deans is from 9-11 a.m. and from 5-7:30 p.m. at Brooks Crossing, 50 Deans Rhode Hall Road, Monmouth Junction. Indian Fields/Dayton is from […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack stressed the importance of a township government creating an environment where all residents can live, work and relax with the highest possible quality of life during his State of the Township address. Addressing residents on Feb. 4, Womack began by thanking the township’s first responders; and volunteers from […]
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.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – After failed attempts at using a GooseBuster, a silhouette of a border collie, a floating alligator head, services of the Geese Police and a laser light, officials in North Brunswick have decided addling geese eggs near Boyd Pond is necessary. Egg addling involves temporarily removing fertilized eggs from the nest, terminating embryo development, and placing the egg […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Township officials are calling property maintenance efforts in 2018 a “success,” though one resident has been disputing those claims. The township enhanced its property maintenance program at the start of 2017, aided by the addition of a fourth code enforcement officer. Since then, there has been a sharp increase in the number of […]
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.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The Township of North Brunswick recognized its heroes on Feb. 4, presenting various first responders with awards for their bravery, daily dedication and outstanding performance. Members of the North Brunswick Police Department; North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. Nos. 1, 2 and 3; North Brunswick First Aid & Rescue Squad; Office of Emergency […]
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. […]
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. “On Sunday evening [Feb. 10] the owners of a Chinese restaurant had their home broken into. The burglary appears to match a pattern around the state. We are working […]
“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 […]
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A multi-vehicle accident occurred in the area of Route 130 southbound just prior to Georges Road in South Brunswick around 6:44 a.m. on Feb. 6, injuring eight. A 50-year-old male resident of the Dayton section of South Brunswick was driving his GMC pickup truck south when it collided with a commuter […]
The North Brunswick Police Department is accepting applications for its Civilian Police Academy. Candidates will work alongside North Brunswick first responders to gain insight into how the various departments work. The program will meet on Wednesdays, March 13 to May 15. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and complete a background check. For […]
The men and women of North Brunswick PBA Local 160 who make up the Police Unity Tour Team North Brunswick will host a fundraiser for their 2019 bicycle ride to Washington, D.C., from 8 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 16 at the North Brunswick Pub, 1864 Route 1, North Brunswick. Tickets are $20 for two […]
The Antonia Maria Foundation is collecting items for residents of Gracie’s House, its home for women in recovery located in North Brunswick. Gift cards for ShopRite, Walmart, Stop & Shop, Target and Trader Joe’s; cleaning supplies, female products, cases of water, paper towels, toilet paper; and sheets are requested. To donate, contact Meredith at 908-392-0602.
A fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 23 house fire on Fresh Ponds Road in South Brunswick will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Princeton Elks Lodge 2129, 354 Route 518, Blawenburg. The cost is $15 for pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. There will be raffles, prizes, music and […]
Pre-sale tickets for the North Brunswick Township High School (NBTHS) Class of 2021 Gift Basket Auction will be available fro 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 28 at Panera Bread in the North Village Shopping Center, 871 Route 1 south, North Brunswick. Pre-sale admission is $30, and includes free and early admission at 6 p.m. The […]
Mobile Family Success Center will hold a Valentine’s Day craft project from 1-2 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick. For more information, call 732-387-1220 or email email@example.com.
Mobile Family Success Center will hold a Valentine’s Day dance from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Parsons Elementary School, 899 Hollywood St., North Brunswick. The event will be held in partnership with the North Brunswick Police Department and the North Brunswick Municipal Alliance. Parents must accompany child. RSVP by Feb. 8 by calling 732-387-1220 […]
The Dayton Village Citizens Coalition (DVCC) will hold its annual Gardening Workshop and Seed and Catalogue Exchange on Feb 3. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. The workshop will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a welcome from Bob Tucker, president of the DVCC. At 1:30 p.m., […]
Participate in an afternoon of enlightenment and encouragement for another Continuing Community Conversation from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. Author and local pastor Beth Scibienski will share her story and sign copies of her new book “Who is God When We Hurt? […]
The North Brunswick Township Science Symposium will offer young scientists the opportunity to display creative science projects. North Brunswick residents in grades 3-12 can take part in the event on May 5 at North Brunswick Township High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. Participation must be in teams of two to five students. There will […]
Resumes are being accepted from individuals seeking the endorsement of the North Brunswick Democratic Organization as candidates for the one 4-year mayoral term and two 3-year council terms commencing on Jan. 1, 2020. Current holders of these positions, as well as other potential candidates who are seeking this endorsement, must be residents of North Brunswick, […]
The Antonia Maria Foundation will hold its first spring gala, “Wish Upon a Star,” from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on April 25 at The Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Ave., East Hanover. Proceeds will benefit the empowerment of building hope for women in recovery. The foundation runs Gracie’s House in North Brunswick. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka praised the restraint and actions of three officers who subdued a man reportedly high on PCP on Jan. 25. “The suspect had destroyed the home, overturning tables and chairs, breaking a TV and was waiting for officers when they arrived. The confrontation was violent and the […]
American Legion Post 459 will hold an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the post, 1015 Linwood Place, North Brunswick. Vendor spaces are available, $20 for one day or $35 for both days. Bring your own table; the […]
Forty student-athletes at Middlesex County College (MCC) finished their fall semester with a grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher. Of the 133 Blue Colt student-athletes, 40 had GPAs of 3.0 or above. Seventeen of those had 3.50 GPAs or higher. Two had perfect 4.0 GPAs. North Brunswick athletes who were cited were […]
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A senior from South Brunswick High School has won the 2019 Middlesex County American Legion Oratorical Contest. The finals were held on Jan. 26 at American Legion Post 211 in Sayreville. Each of the four contestants delivered a prepared oration about some phase of the Constitution of the United States, as well as […]
NORTH BRUNSWICK – National School Counseling Week 2019, “School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life,” will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8 to focus public public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. The special week honoring school […]
South Brunswick police located a suspect accused of stealing a running pickup truck from a North Brunswick gas station. At 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 27, South Brunswick Officer Jamal Benbow was notified that a white Toyota pickup truck had just been stolen out of a gas station on Route 27 in North Brunswick. Around 5:45 […]