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SCOTT FRIEDMAN Ezra Mor, 10, of East Brunswick helped with a magic trick during the Community-wide Chanukah Extravangza sponsored by Torah Links of Middlesex County in East Brunswick on Dec. 8. For more photos, see page 3.

Festival of Lights

Clockwise from top: Rabbi Dovid Gross prepares to light the menorah during the community-wide Chanukah Extravaganza sponsored by Torah Links of Middlesex County in East Brunswick on Dec. 8. Sydney Webber, 9, of East Brunswick, helps magician Elliot Zimet levitate a table. Youngsters laugh during the show. Ofek Balinco, 9, of East Brunswick, helps with …

Kloos Christmas light show shines spotlight on fallen Spotswood EMT

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer Paying tribute to Hinal Patel, the Spotswood EMT who was killed while on duty in July, Kloos Family Lights incorporated a Spotswood EMS badge into their Christmas lights display. The Kloos family will also be accepting donations that will go toward a scholarship to be awarded in Patel’s honor to …

Old Bridge victims of Sandy finally see Blue Acres buyouts

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer OLD BRIDGE — Three years after superstorm Sandy, the first Blue Acres Program buyout of 29 storm-damaged homes in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge has been completed, according to state officials. That first buyout is a one-story bungalow style home at 9 Clifford Way, which was belonged to …

Jamesburg scout restores trails behind Monroe Rec Center

Quinton Schimmel of Jamesburg has renovated the trails behind the Monroe Township Recreation Center as part of his Eagle Scout project. JAMESBURG — Quinton Schimmel completed his Boy Scout Eagle Project by restoring the trails located behind the Monroe Township Recreation Center. Quinton’s project involved creating a GPS map of the trails; clearing garbage, fallen …

East Brunswick Library represented at awards ceremony

Wayne Christie, trustee, left to right; Elina Saroka, customer service representative; and Jennifer Podolsky, director, all of the East Brunswick Public Library, attend a ceremony where Saroka was recognized on Dec. 3 for her dedication to the library. PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER PODOLSKY EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Library was recognized at the 36th …