Macbeth comes to Dunellen

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Shakespeake’s famous Scottish play will be performed in Dunellen for the next two weeks. Produced by ReThink Theatrical at the Arts Annex, this version of Macbeth weaves elements of professional modern dance and movement, alongside professional percussion, into the story. ReThink Theatrical’s Executive Director Stephanie Bond explains, “While Macbeth is a story about treachery and murder, it is not always made to be as creepy, unsettling, and emotionally vibrant as the story truly is. We have added different performing arts elements alongside fantastic acting to bring out the other-worldliness of the play’s witches, and Macbeth’s fate.” The organization which started in 2015 is focused on a mission to make theater accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances. Continue Reading →

Two album release concerts to be held in Dunellen

Look out Asbury Park… you’re not the only musical town in Jersey! Two local musical acts will be dropping their new albums this Saturday, April 7 at Dunellen venues. 4towns, which plays regularly in the Central Jersey area will be celebrating the release of their debut album “eucatastrophe” at Maggie Murray’s Pub House. The original songs which share a hard rock/alternative with a 90s sound were recorded at Fairly Aggressive Maggot studios in Dunellen. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | March 2018

On 3/31/2018 at 10:08 pm – Police responded to North Ave Ext for the report of criminal mischief. As a result of the investigation, a Dunellen resident was charged with criminal mischief and issued a court date. Another Dunellen resident was charged with hindering apprehension of another and issued a court date. On 3/31/2018 at 1:34 am – A Dunellen resident was arrested for contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on North Avenue. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Dunellen, brought to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing and later released after receiving a new court date. Continue Reading →

Developers Request Changes to Columbia Park

The developers of the upcoming Art Color housing project have requested a last-minute change before breaking ground this Summer. That request… switching Columbia Park’s football field back to its original east to west orientation. According to Dunellen Recreation Commissioner Miles Alexander, the switch would allow some of the new residents to view the football games from their balconies. This amenity would allow premier pricing for the soon-to-be-available townhouses edging the park, potentially resulting in bidding wars and bringing up home values town-wide. Continue Reading →

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign this April

Law enforcement officers from the Dunellen Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. Continue Reading →

Vintage Base Ball Club’s Inaugural Season Starts April 7

The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History is sponsoring its first vintage-style baseball team, the Liberty Base Ball Club. The team’s home games will be played at Liberty Field at East Jersey Old Town Village, located at 1050 River Rd., Piscataway. Admission to all games is free. Using rules, uniforms, customs and equipment dating back to the 1850s, the team carries on the tradition of the original Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick which was organized in 1857 and, with a break for the Civil War, played until 1870. Spectators should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Police Report | February 2018

On 2/28/2018 at 12:08 am – A Dunellen resident was arrested for contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on South Washington Avenue. Because she had several warrants out of South Plainfield, she was brought to Dunellen Police Headquarters for processing and released after receiving a new court date. On 2/25/2018 at 9:25 pm – Police responded to a Bound Brook Road business for the report of a stolen wallet. The victim reported that he had left his wallet on the table after dining and had returned to find it missing. On 2/24/20468 at 11:45 pm – A man was arrested for contempt of court following a motor vehicle stop on South Washington Avenue in which he was a passenger. Continue Reading →

Free career-focused courses available to Middlesex County residents

All Middlesex County residents can now take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex. Middlesex County has launched this free online learning platform that offers over 4,500 courses provided by Skillsoft, a nationally recognized training provider. It builds on the programs offered through the County Office of Workforce Development’s One Stop Career Centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. SkillUp Middlesex delivers flexible, self-paced learning. Users can train for essential workplace skills, study job interview talking points and search for employment opportunities nationwide. Continue Reading →

St. Francis Church Gets Ready for Easter

St. Francis Episcopal Church is preparing for the religious season of Lent. First, the annual Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Pancake Supper will be held on February 13 from 5:30-7:00pm at the church located at 400 New Market Road, Dunellen. Suggested donations are Adults-$5, Child-$3, & Family-$12. On Wednesday, February 14, St. Continue Reading →

Dunellen Municipal Alliance Holding Membership Drive

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The Dunellen Municipal Alliance (DMA) is looking for members to join its growing committee. The Dunellen Municipal Alliance is a community-based volunteer organization representing families, schools and businesses, along with faith-based and nonprofit organizations in Dunellen. Working together, members implement and follow a strategic prevention plan intended to decrease misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, especially as they relate to town’s youth. The Dunellen Borough Council passed a resolution in January 2016 to recognize DMA as an authorized agency of the municipality. Since DMA was created, the members have been working hard to provide educational opportunities for youth, parents, and community members. Continue Reading →