Don’t miss outdoor movie night! Tomorrow at the cultural arts center.
broken bones (PHOTOS)1 / 33A peregrine falcon was released into the wild Friday morning after recovering from serious injuries. Once banded, it took seconds for the bird to fly off over Spruce Run Reservoir in Union Township. (Sallie Graziano | for NJ.com)Sallie Graziano | For NJ.comPrint Email By Sallie Graziano | For NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM, updated February 26, 2016 at 2:24 PMUNION TWP. — It took just seconds for a peregrine falcon to disappear over Spruce Run Reservoir following his release Friday morning.The bird, a second-year adult male, was rehabilitated by the Millington-based Raptor Trust after being found severely injured in the yard of a Roxbury resident. Watch a rehabilitated falcon take to the skiesA peregrine falcon that recovered from serious fractures at the Raptor Trust was released into the wild at the Clinton Wildlife Management Area near Spruce Run Reservoir in Union Township. (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)Joseph Bourlier alerted the raptor trust on Nov. 1 about the injured falcon. The trust’s Chris Soucy said at first, they didn’t think the bird would have a good chance of surviving in the wild.”The biggest challenge was medical,” he said Friday. Bones that support the bird’s wings and chest were broken.”They’re moving parts,” he said, noting that the fractures couldn’t be pinned like a leg bone fracture. “But we were hoping the bird was young enough to heal quickly, and it did.”
East Brunswick played Monroe in the finals of the 2016 Girls Basketball GMC Tournament at Kean University on 2/25/16. Produced by EBTV at the East Brunswick Public Library.
The Churchill Drama Club presentation of “Death Jam Comedy Festival” was a very enjoyable presentation of two one-act plays: ‘Variations on the Death of Trotsky” by David Ives and “Mystery at the Grand Hotel” by Lynne Elson. The second of these plays was written by the Director as a student project by 5th graders a decade ago and was quite funny.
Tonight, Friday, 2/26/2016 is the final night. Tickets are on sale at the door $10 for adults, $8 for students.
“Variations on the Death of Trotsky” featured Dan Searle as Trotsky, Victoria Mango as Trotsky’s wife and Nisal Amarasinghe as the gardener.
The “Mystery at the Grand Hotel” featured: Saad Aftab, Diana Maldonado, Cayleigh Quiles, McKayla Hoyer, Alyssa Sapia, Olivya Owens, Mary Fouad, Juliana Edelman, Ayman Khalil, Sameer Siddique and Mina Shenouda – each playing multiple roles.
The Set Crew: Athena Goldstein, Connor Cheung, Natalia Munoz, Emma Ruffner, Jennifer Miller Peters, Thomas Hennessy, Sara Aguilar, Sara Missak, Valerie Maung, Mary Mignano, Krupa Sannidhi, Rachel Wu, Tullah Mohamed, Catherine Attia, Demi Vega, Ella Hornstein, Helena Mattar, Michael Oberndorfer, Molly Mignano, Hannah Ahn, Sneha Magesh, Hafsah Mohmoud, Kayla Wheeler, Nimai Sanikop, Juliana Edelman
Sound Crew: Danielle Silver, Angie Guddat, Natalia Munoz
Light Crew: Nimai Sanikop and Hannah Baby
Poster Designer – Samantha Ginsberg
Congratulations to all on providing a wonderful evening.
WHO: No. 1 seed Monroe (22-2) vs. No. 2 East Brunswick (19-3)
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Monroe breezed past eighth-seeded Dunellen, 55-41, in the quarterfinals and defeated fourth-seeded South Brunswick, 56-48, in the semifinals.
East Brunswick routed 10th-seeded Middlesex, 64-39, in the quarterfinals and defeated sixth-seeded Bishop Ahr in a 44-40 comeback victory in the semifinals.
The Bears boast two talented senior captains in Allie Warren and Sydney Greenspan. Sophomore guards Nicole Johnson, Sabria Glasgow and Shanelle Colmon round out the starting five. The dynamic trio of young guards is athletic, explosive and boasts seasoned players despite their age. The Bears have a very balanced and unselfish scoring attack with no starting player averaging more than 10 points per game. Any one of the starting five can be the leading scorer in any given game.
So proud of this team, good luck girls!!
This is a great talk. If you haven’t already jumped on the Paleo diet or Low Carb bandwagon, you should listen to this talk.
Eating lots of veggies can really help your health and growing them yourself at the East Brunswick Community Garden is even better!
Kevin McEvoy’s appointment to mayor leaves vacancy on the township school board
EAST BRUNSWICK – The appointment of Kevin McEvoy as mayor Monday night has left a vacancy on the township school board.
McEvoy resigned from the school board Monday morning, Superintendent of Schools Victor Valeski said.
“We’ll miss him,” Valeski said. “He’s walked that line of making sure as a constituent, as a public servant, that he met the needs of both the schools and the community and found a balance.”
McEvoy was sworn in as mayor by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, D-18th District.
He replaces David Stahl, who was sworn in as a municipal judge last month. Stahl was appointed to serve a three-year term in Woodbridge through Dec. 31, 2018.
PERTH AMBOY – In 2014 East Brunswick won its first ever Greater Middlesex Conference girls swimming championship and has since made a habit of it.
East Brunswick recorded 562 points, 26 better than second-place Metuchen, to capture its third-consecutive GMC title on Saturday at the Raritan Bay YMCA.
“We all worked really hard this year,” East Brunswick coach Sean Carney said. “The girls all put in a lot of commitment and the win kind of shows that it all pays off and in the long run the girls really deserved a victory today. They’re a great group of kids and I know it meant a lot for them to win their third in a row.”
This marks Carney’s first season at the helm of the Bears’ swim team. Last season he was an assistant.
“It means everything,” Carney said about carrying on East Brunswick’s winning tradition. “Really, I’m lucky to have the girls I have on this team. They’re the ones working hard and they deserve all the credit for it.”
The Bears finished among the top three only three times at the meet. With a time of 55.21, freshman Daniela Vega took second in the 100 freestyle while junior Sara Park placed third in the 50 freestyle swimming a 25.93. Vega, Megan Tang, Sabrina May and Park captured second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.89.
Instead, the Bears relied on their depth to earn them points.
“From top to bottom we just have girls who are really great, really dedicated swimmers,” Carney said.
Moving forward the Bears look to make waves in the state tournament under the guidance of their new coach.
Team results: 1.St. Joseph 752; 2. East Brunswick 595; 3. North Brunswick 356; 4. South Brunswick 329; 5. Metuchen 243.50; 6. Piscataway 233.
East Brunswick’s Luca Biagiotti placed second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.76.
New Gardener Registration for 2016 now open
New gardener registration is now open for 2015 gardening year.
Cost is $10.00/year. See below for registration information: