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East Brunswick to hold its Fourth of July Fireworks celebration

EAST BRUNSWICK – The township is ready to hold its Fourth of July Fireworks celebration. Doors open at 6 p.m. July 4 at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road. The celebration will include live music, food vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities and fireworks. The event is run through the East Brunswick Recreation and Parks and sponsored by Route 18 Auto.
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
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Community Bulletin Board: Middlesex County: June 29

Due to the national formula shortage, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Middlesex County is holding a baby formula drive. Those wishing to donate can drop off baby formula Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; or email Lauren Sikora at laurens@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org to make alternate arrangements. The office is located at 77 Church St., New Brunswick.

Gov. Murphy announces back-to-school sales tax break

Gov. Phil Murphy, state Senate President Nicholas Scutari and state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced they have reached an agreement on a back-to-school sales tax holiday as a part of New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget. According to a press release from Murphy’s office, the sales tax holiday will...
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South River police offer free Unoccupied Residence Program

SOUTH RIVER – As schools come to a close and summer vacation begins, the South River Police Department is reminding residents of its free Unoccupied Residence Program. South River residents can complete and submit a form to let police know when a residence will be unoccupied, if any vehicles will be at the home and/or if any friends/relatives will be checking on the residence, according to police through a message on Nixle.

Rutgers Board of Governors approves tuition and fee increase

The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year that includes a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees, according to a June 21 press release from the state university. “We remain committed to providing excellence in academic experience and opportunity at an...
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

Community Bulletin Board: Middlesex County: June 22

Due to the national formula shortage, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Middlesex County is holding a baby formula drive. Those wishing to donate can drop off baby formula Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; or email Lauren Sikora at laurens@casaofmiddlesexcounty.org to make alternate arrangements. The office is located at 77 Church St., New Brunswick.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ

Plans to demolish Water Tower at former Schweitzer plant in Spotswood scheduled June 18

SPOTSWOOD – The Water Tower at the former Schweitzer-Mauduit International plant on Main Street near the East Brunswick border is scheduled for demolition. Police apologize for any noise related to the demolition, which is expected between 9-11 a.m. on June 18, according to the message the Spotswood Police Department sent through Nixle on June 17.
SPOTSWOOD, NJ

Family, friends help memorialize late Sayreville teacher’s ‘Poem of the day’ in book

The work of an East Brunswick resident and former teacher in the Sayreville School District has been memorialized in a poetry collection. “My Classroom Poems for Young Children!” is a collection of the poems by Michele Kilian, who died in January at 71 after a two-year battle with cancer. The book also features poems and illustrations by her family and friends and has a total of 206 poems. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
SAYREVILLE, NJ