Category Archives: New Brunswick

Flood images from my area

I’ve been looking since yesterday for images from around my area. I wanted to go out yesterday but our township is still under a State of Emergency until at least today.

Check out this video from NJ.com on flooding in my area.

Here are some photos from around the area. Click on the links in the caption to see more from each of those sources.

This is a median on Route 18 in New Brunswick. (THNT)
Route 18 in New Brunswick (THNT)
Route 18 once again (THNT)
Canoe on Route 18 in New Brunswick (Credit Adam Helfgott)
Donaldson Park in Highland Park (THNT)
Route 27 (NJ.com)

Flooded Minor League Baseball Stadium (Jim Holovacko)
Easton Avenue by JFK Blvd. (Christopher Chipps)

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Landon Donovan’s World Cup goal

One year ago today Landon Donovan scored arguably the most famous soccer goal in American history.

I don’t even know if I should put “arguably” because I really can’t think of another goal that had a bigger impact on American soccer fans. I was sitting in the waiting room at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and it was cool to see doctors,nurses and other hospital staff filling the waiting room in the final minutes of the game against Algeria. When Donovan scored the place got pretty loud, well louder then it should have gotten in a hospital but it was one of those moments. I wrote about American soccer in detail at the time.

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Time is now for Jon Corzine (09!)

It has been a long summer so far for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. He’s been down in the polls all summer long but this week just might be what the doctor ordered for this once stagnant campaign.

Jon Corzine will benefit from some pretty powerful campaign stops coming up next week.

On Monday Vice President Joe Biden will stop by at the Middlesex County College in Edison for a campaign rally at the College Gym. Bill Clinton also stopped by to campaign in 1992 when he was running for President.

On Tuesday the attention shifts to the College Avenue Gym at Rutgers University as Bill Clinton will hold a night time rally. The College Avenue Gym actually sits on the site of the stadium where the first ever college football game was played way back in 1869. The Scarlet Knights beat Princeton by a score of 6-4.

Wednesday brings to us the main event as Barack Obama will stop by Fairleigh Dickenson University in Hackensack. I don’t know how set in stone that venue is. I realize Bergen County is a key region in NJ….but why not hold this rally somewhere you can fit more people? Barack Obama was here back in July and the rally was moved at the time to a bigger location which led to 17,500 people showing up. Why would you not do the same here? Or are they going to do another last minute swap like they did back in July?

I was fortunate enough to attend the Obama rally in July, will do my best to attend all 3 of these.

Also on Wednesday Caroline Kennedy will be coming down for an event in the evening.

Latest polls show that Corzine has made up what was once a double digit deficit.

Anyone else going to any of these events?

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