East Brunswick, New Jersey
|Incorporated||February 28, 1860|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (mayor–council)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Brad J. Cohen (D, term ends December 31, 2024)|
|• Administrator||Joseph Criscuolo|
|• Municipal clerk||Tamar Lawful|
|• Total||22.36 sq mi (57.91 km2)|
|• Land||21.78 sq mi (56.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2) 2.56%|
|• Rank||123rd of 565 in state|
6th of 25 in county
|Elevation||131 ft (40 m)|
|• Rank||38th of 565 in state|
7th of 25 in county
|• Density||2,282.2/sq mi (881.2/km2)|
|• Rank||273rd of 565 in state|
20th of 25 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0882163|
East Brunswick is a township in Middlesex County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The suburban bedroom community is part of the New York City metropolitan area and is located on the southern shore of the Raritan River, directly adjacent to the city of New Brunswick and located roughly 29 miles (47 km) away from New York City. As of the 2020 United States census, the township's population was 49,715, its highest decennial count ever and an increase of 2,203 (+4.6%) from the 2010 census count of 47,512, which in turn reflected an increase of 756 (+1.6%) from the 46,756 counted in the 2000 census.
East Brunswick was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1860, from portions of both Monroe Township and North Brunswick Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Washington town within the township (February 23, 1870; became independent as South River on February 28, 1898), Helmetta (March 20, 1888), Milltown (January 29, 1889) and Spotswood (April 15, 1908).
As of the 2010 Census, the United States Census Bureau calculated that New Jersey's center of population was located a few hundred feet east of Nenninger Lane, near the New Jersey Turnpike. Based on the results of the 2000 Census, the state's center of population was located on Milltown Road in East Brunswick.
The general area of central New Jersey was originally occupied by the Lenape Native Americans. According to a 1677 bill of sale now in the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New Jersey, Thomas Lawrence, a New York baker, purchased thousands of acres of land from local Native Americans named Querameck, Kesyacs, Isarick, Metapis, Peckawan, and Turantecas.
In this document, the area is called Piscopeek, which later become known as Lawrence Brook, after its purchaser. Around the late 17th century, settlers began arriving in the northern part of East Brunswick, and by the mid-19th century, a small settlement had formed in the southeastern part, known as the Old Bridge section of the town, an area that was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, the Old Bridge Historic District.
The area today known as East Brunswick was incorporated in 1860 from parts of North Brunswick and Monroe townships, including the community of Old Bridge. Originally a farming community, suburban settlement started in the 1930s with improved road access. Large scale housing and road construction, especially after World War II, transformed East Brunswick into a more suburban community. The extension of the New Jersey Turnpike to East Brunswick in 1952 led to a sharp spike in population growth, with the 1950 Census population of 5,699 more than tripling to 19,965 as of the 1960 enumeration.
In the early 1970s, a citizens group called Concerned Citizens of East Brunswick sued the New Jersey Turnpike Authority over a proposed major widening project. The citizens group effectively won the case, gaining concessions in turnpike design, scale and mitigation measures for noise and air quality. The citizens group presented technical data from their own experts and prevailed in what was one of the earliest technical confrontations regarding urban highway design related to environmental factors in U.S. history.
East Brunswick was also the site of the gunfight at Turnpike exit 9 shortly after midnight on May 2, 1973, in which a car being driven by Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan), with Assata Shakur (formerly JoAnne Chesimard) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire) as passengers, was stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike State Trooper James Harper, backed up by Trooper Werner Foerster in a second patrol vehicle. After Zayd Shakur was asked to step out of the car to address a discrepancy in his identification, a shootout ensued in which Trooper Foerster was shot twice in the head with his own gun and killed, Zayd Shakur was killed, and both Assata Shakur and Trooper Harper were wounded.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 22.36 square miles (57.91 km2), including 21.78 square miles (56.42 km2) of land and 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2) of water (2.56%).
The township lies on exit 9 of the New Jersey Turnpike. Its Municipal Building, named for 1970s Mayor Jean Walling, is located 31 miles (50 km) southwest of New York City's Times Square and 49 miles (79 km) northeast of Center City, Philadelphia. It takes approximately 45–60 minutes to reach Midtown Manhattan in New York City or Center City, Philadelphia, depending on traffic and destination. Route 18 runs through the eastern part of the township, as it serves as a vital route in Central Jersey for access to the Jersey Shore and interior parts of the state. East Brunswick's pristine suburbs and its convenience to major highways for leisure and for work, have contributed to it being a popular place for New York City commuters.
East Brunswick is located in the heart of the Raritan Valley region, as the township is located right on the southern shore of the Raritan River. The Lawrence Brook, a major tributary of the Raritan River, runs along the western border of the township. Farrington Lake and Westons Mill Pond are sections of the Lawrence Brook that have been widened by the presence of man-made dames. The South River, another major tributary of the Raritan River, runs along the eastern border of the township near the historic village of Old Bridge. The Manalapan Brook's watershed (a tributary of the South River) encompasses much of the southern half of the township near Spotswood and Monroe, whereas the aforementioned Lawrence Brook's watershed encompasses much of the northern half of the township near Milltown and the other Brunswicks.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Brookview, Dunhams Corner, Fairview Knolls, Farrington Lake Heights, Gillilandtown, Halls Corner, Herberts, Herberts Corner, Herbertsville, Jamesburg Park,, Lawrence Brook, Lawrence Brook Manor, Newton Heights, Old Bridge, Orchard Heights, Patricks Corner, Paulas Corner, Tanners Corner, Washington Heights and Westons Mills., Country Lane
The township borders the Middlesex County municipalities of Edison, Helmetta, Milltown, Monroe Township, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Sayreville, South River, South Brunswick and Spotswood.
East Brunswick sits at the border between a humid continental climate according to the 0-degree-Celsius isotherm and a humid subtropical climate.
|Climate data for East Brunswick, 1981–2010|
|Record high °F (°C)||71
|Average high °F (°C)||38
|Daily mean °F (°C)||30
|Average low °F (°C)||21
|Record low °F (°C)||−13
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||4.10
|Population sources: 1860–1920|
1860–1870 1870 1880–1890
1890–1910 1910–1930 1940–2000
2000 2010 2020
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
The 2010 United States census counted 47,512 people, 16,810 households, and 13,179 families in the township. The population density was 2,189.6 per square mile (845.4/km2). There were 17,367 housing units at an average density of 800.4 per square mile (309.0/km2). The racial makeup was 69.36% (32,954) White, 3.98% (1,890) Black or African American, 0.10% (48) Native American, 22.80% (10,835) Asian, 0.01% (6) Pacific Islander, 1.68% (798) from other races, and 2.06% (981) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.70% (3,184) of the population.
Of the 16,810 households, 37.2% had children under the age of 18; 65.8% were married couples living together; 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 21.6% were non-families. Of all households, 19.0% were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.23.
24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 90.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $100,655 (with a margin of error of +/− $3,929) and the median family income was $110,948 (+/− $3,838). Males had a median income of $80,527 (+/− $3,109) versus $54,162 (+/− $2,066) for females. The per capita income for the township was $41,518 (+/− $1,366). About 3.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States census, there were 46,756 people, 16,372 households, and 13,081 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,129.7/mi2 (822.4/km2). There were 16,640 housing units at an average density of 758.0/mi2 (292.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 77.56% White, 2.83% African American, 0.09% Native American, 16.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 4.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 16,372 households, 40.5% included children under the age of 18, 68.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the township the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $75,956, and the median income for a family was $86,863. Males had a median income of $60,790 versus $38,534 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,286. 2.8% of the population and 2.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
With easy access to major highways like Route 18 and the New Jersey Turnpike, East Brunswick's proximity to cities such as New Brunswick, New York, Newark, and Philadelphia has contributed in the township being a longtime premier economic center in the Central New Jersey region.
Corporate, commerce, and hospitality
Opened in 1970, Brunswick Square Mall is a single-story regional shopping mall, located on the corner of Route 18 and Rues Lane. The mall is currently anchored by Macy's and JCPenney and it has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 769,041 sq ft (71,446.2 m2). Outside of Brunswick Square, the township itself has many other shopping malls and plazas, mostly dotted on Route 18. There are some other notable shopping destinations near East Brunswick, including the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, and The Shoppes in Old Bridge.
The Tower Center complex includes two 23-story office towers, a 12-story Hilton Hotel, located near the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 18. The two towers are among the tallest structures in Central Jersey, and can be seen for several miles. In March 2023, Bengaluru-based technology services and consulting company Wipro opened its American international headquarters in the Tower Center.
Giamarese Farm & Orchards is a family-owned business covering 35 acres (14 ha) and dating to 1941. It is a popular seasonal attraction for East Brunswick residents, located on Fresh Ponds Road in the southern section of the township.
Arts and culture
East Brunswick is home of Playhouse 22, a volunteer-run community theater, housed at the Elliott Taubenslag Theater at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center.
Founded in 2019, the East Brunswick Arts Coalition supports arts and cultural organizations such as the East Brunswick Museum, East Brunswick Arts Commission, Playhouse 22, the East Brunswick Historical Society and the East Brunswick Human Relations Council. Harvest Fest is an annual outdoor festival hosted by the East Brunswick Arts Coalition and located in the township's beautiful historic district. The festival typically showcases food vendors, art and craft vendors, a beer garden, live music, and more.
Parks and Recreation
While there are no major county or state parks within East Brunswick's borders, there is still a nice assortment of recreational activities in the township.
On the border of East Brunswick and South Brunswick is the Ireland Brook Conservation area, a 22,651,200 sq ft (2,104,370 m2) nature preserve of forests, fields, nature trails, and wetlands, near the Ireland Brook (a tributary of the Lawrence Brook within the much larger Raritan Valley region).
Heavenly Farms is the largest park operated by the township's division of recreation. It features baseball and softball fields, bike trails, a disc golf course, a dog park, football fields, lacrosse fields, and lighted soccer fields.
Crystal Springs Family Waterpark is an aquatic center that hosts 5 various size pools, a splash park, water slides, a lazy river, and more recreational activities. The park opened in 1994 and was the first municipal waterpark in New Jersey. The park was built on the site of parts of Dallenbach Lake.
Smaller parks in the township include the township's Community Park, along with Bicentennial Park, Country Lane Park, Crandall Play Area, Dideriksen Park, Frost Woods, Great Oak Park, Keystone Park, Lenape Park, Pine Ridge Park, Riva Avenue Park, Sadowski Play Area, Tices Lane Park, Volunteer and Veterans Park, Washington Heights Park, and Welsh Park.
Law and government
The Township of East Brunswick was established in 1860. Since January 1, 1965, the Township has operated within the Faulkner Act under the Mayor-Council Plan E form of municipal government, which is used in 71 municipalities (of the 564) statewide. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the five-member Township Council, with all members elected at-large as part of the November general election in even-numbered years. The mayor and two council seats are up for vote together during Presidential election years, with the other seats up for vote two years later. Serving on a part-time basis as the chief executive of the community, the Mayor votes only in the case of a tie on a vote by the Township Council and can veto ordinances, but vetoes can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the council. The Township Council adopts ordinances; adopts a budget after review and revisions; makes appropriations; sets taxes and bond issues; creates and abolishes jobs via ordinance; sets salaries and establishes municipal policy. The council has the authority to initiate hearings for the purposes of gathering information for ordinance making, airing public problems and supervising the spending of its appropriations.
As of 2023[update], the mayor of East Brunswick is Democrat Brad J. Cohen, whose term of office ends December 31, 2024. Members of the Township Council are Council President Kevin McEvoy (D, 2026), Council Vice President Dana Zimbicki (D, 2024; elected to serve an unexpired term), Dinesh Behal (D, 2024), James Wendell (D, 2026) and Dana Winston (D, 2026).
Dana Zimbicki was appointed in February 2022 to fill the seat expiring in December 2024 that was vacated the previous month by Michael Spadafino. Zimbicki served on an interim basis until the November 2022 election, when voters chose her to serve the remainder of the term of office.
In February 2021, the Township Council appointed Dinesh Behal from a list of three candidates submitted by the Democratic municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2024 that had been held by Sterley Stanley until he resigned from office the previous month to take office in the New Jersey General Assembly; Behal served on an interim basis until the November 2021 general election, when he was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
Elected as a Republican, James Wendell announced in July 2017 that he was switching parties, giving Democrats control of the Township Council.
In February 2014, the Township Council appointed Michael Spadafino to fill the seat expiring in December 2016 that had been held by Nancy Pinkin, until she stepped down the previous month to take office in the New Jersey General Assembly. In the November 2014 general election, Spadafino was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
David Stahl served as mayor from his election in 2012 until his resignation on January 14, 2016, when he left office to take on a judge position in nearby Woodbridge Township. The Township Council appointed Kevin McEvoy, a former history teacher at East Brunswick High School and trustee of the East Brunswick Public Schools, to serve the balance of Stahl's term as mayor that expired in December 2016; McEvoy stated that he would not run to serve a full term as mayor.
Republicans took control of the Township Council for the first time in 14 years in 2010, as Camille Ferraro, Mike Hughes and James Wendell swept the three seats that were up for election, with voter sentiment focused on controversy over a redevelopment plan for a parcel of land known as the "Golden Triangle". Hughes, the youngest council member ever elected, said the stalled project was keeping property taxes disproportionately high on residents and called for revitalization of business.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's 12th congressional district is represented by Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, Ewing Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Englewood Cliffs, term ends 2025).
For the 2022–2023 session, the 18th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Patrick J. Diegnan (D, South Plainfield) and in the General Assembly by Robert Karabinchak (D, Edison) and Sterley Stanley (D, East Brunswick).
Middlesex County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, whose seven members are elected at-large on a partisan basis to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a commissioner director and deputy director. As of 2023[update], Middlesex County's Commissioners (with party affiliation, term-end year, and residence listed in parentheses) are: Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios (D, Carteret, 2024), Commissioner Deputy Director Shanti Narra (D, North Brunswick, 2024), Claribel A. "Clary" Azcona-Barber (D, New Brunswick, 2025), Charles Kenny (D, Woodbridge Township, 2025), Leslie Koppel (D, Monroe Township, 2023), Chanelle Scott McCullum (D, Piscataway, 2024) and Charles E. Tomaro (D, Edison, 2023).
Constitutional officers are: Clerk Nancy Pinkin (D, 2025, East Brunswick), Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2025, Piscataway) and Surrogate Claribel Cortes (D, 2026; North Brunswick).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 31,297 registered voters in East Brunswick Township, of which 9,957 (31.8%) were registered as Democrats, 5,298 (16.9%) were registered as Republicans and 16,024 (51.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 18 voters registered to other parties.
|2020||39.9% 10,713||58.6% 15,713||1.4% 377|
|2016||41.0% 9,255||55.6% 12,545||3.5% 779|
|2012||42.8% 9,064||55.9% 11,848||1.3% 275|
|2008||43.0% 9,967||55.3% 12,817||1.0% 238|
|2004||45.1% 10,069||53.8% 12,016||0.5% 163|
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 55.9% of the vote (11,848 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 42.8% (9,064 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (275 votes), among the 21,332 ballots cast by the township's 31,870 registered voters (145 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 66.9%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 55.3% of the vote (12,817 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 43.0% (9,967 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (238 votes), among the 23,187 ballots cast by the township's 32,144 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.1%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 53.8% of the vote (12,016 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 45.1% (10,069 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (163 votes), among the 22,348 ballots cast by the township's 30,364 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 73.6.
|2021||45.3% 7,098||53.8% 8,417||0.9% 143|
|2017||42.8% 5,137||54.4% 6,532||2.8% 341|
|2013||62.3% 7,849||36.4% 4,589||1.6% 164|
|2009||52.7% 7,805||39.1% 5,799||7.7% 1,135|
|2005||43.3% 5,958||51.7% 7,109||3.9% 535|
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 62.3% of the vote (7,849 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 36.4% (4,589 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (164 votes), among the 12,731 ballots cast by the township's 31,870 registered voters (129 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 39.9%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.7% of the vote (7,805 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 39.1% (5,799 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.8% (1,007 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (128 votes), among the 14,824 ballots cast by the township's 31,116 registered voters, yielding a 47.6% turnout.
The East Brunswick Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of 11 schools, had an enrollment of 8,260 students and 687.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Bowne-Munro Elementary School (with 220 students; in grades K–4), Central Elementary School (415; Pre-K–4), Murray A. Chittick Elementary School (498; K–4), Robert Frost Elementary School (472; Pre-K–4), Irwin Elementary School (473; K–4), Lawrence Brook Elementary School (454; Pre-K–4), Memorial Elementary School (568; Pre-K–4), Warnsdorfer Elementary School (450; K–5), Hammarskjold Upper Elementary School (1,279; 5-6), Churchill Junior High School (1,282; 7–9) and East Brunswick High School (2,095; 10–12). In the 2012 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the district's high school was ranked 45th in New Jersey, after being ranked 48th statewide in 2011.
Eighth grade students from all of Middlesex County are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, a county-wide vocational school district that offers full-time career and technical education at Middlesex County Academy in Edison, the Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge Township and at its East Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Piscataway technical high schools, with no tuition charged to students for attendance.
Hatikvah International Academy Charter School, a Hebrew language charter school that offers an International Baccalaureate program opened in September 2010 for grades K–7, with plans to add a new grade each year until an eighth grade is offered. A lottery is held each year, with separate draws for residents of East Brunswick Township and non-residents, to allocate the limited number of positions available for each class. The school plans to build a permanent structure as part of the Campus for Jewish Life (formerly known as the YM-YWHA of Raritan Valley) to replace its current facility the school has rented located near Trinity Presbyterian Church. Concerns have been raised regarding the funding for the school, which will come from the East Brunswick Board of Education budget, including $1.34 million for the 2010–2011 school year, and that the district will not be able to reduce expenses by the amount that will be paid to the charter school. Hatikvah school officials emphasize that charter schools can often educate students at a lower cost than traditional public schools and that "taxpayers do not pay an extra penny for having a charter school in town, period". The school received $75,000 in grants from foundations to cover the costs of applying for a charter and for getting the school operational. Hatikvah budgeted $11,033 per student for the 2010–2011 school year, while the East Brunswick Public Schools budgeted $12,782 per pupil for that same year. As of the 2021–22 school year, the school had an enrollment of 573 students and 44.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley, a Conservative Jewish day school, closed its doors before the start of the 2013–2014 school year in the wake of sharply lower enrollment and financial difficulties. During the 2009–2010 school year, the school was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
Saint Bartholomew's School is a Catholic elementary school serving 372 students in Pre-K through eighth grade as of the 2019–2020 school year. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.
The Old Bridge Village Historic District is a 108-acre (44 ha) historic district located along the South River in the southern portion of the township. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1977 for its significance in art, education, and industry. The district includes 78 contributing buildings.
Old Bridge Baptist Church
Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church
General Obadiah Herbert House
Alice Appleby Devoe Memorial Library
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 205.94 miles (331.43 km) of roadways, of which 176.11 miles (283.42 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.65 miles (31.62 km) by Middlesex County, 5.48 miles (8.82 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 4.70 miles (7.56 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The township is served by several major roads and highways.
The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) passes through East Brunswick. The Turnpike's Joyce Kilmer service area is located between interchanges 8A and 9 northbound at milepost 78.7. New Jersey Route 18 connects with the turnpike in East Brunswick and provides connections to New Brunswick, U.S. Route 1 and the Jersey Shore. Major county roads that pass through include CR 527 and CR 535. Other limited access roads are accessible outside the township, such as the Garden State Parkway in neighboring Sayreville and Old Bridge, and Interstate 287 in neighboring Edison.
The Turnpike's "dual-dual" configuration (car-only and truck lanes) was extended from exit 10 in Edison Township to just south of exit 9 in 1973, then to exit 8A in 1990, and finally to exit 6 in 2014.
The MCAT shuttle system provides local service on the M2 route serving Brunswick Square, Monroe Township and Jamesburg the M3 route, which operates between Brunswick Square and Old Bridge Township and the M7 route between Brunswick Square Mall and South Amboy.
Suburban Transit operates bus routes to New York City every 10–15 minutes from both the Transportation Center and Tower Center; it takes about 30–50 minutes depending on traffic. Service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal is available on Line 100 from Princeton and on Line 400 from the Transportation Center, to 59th Street and Madison Avenue on Line 300, to the United Nations on Line 500, and to Wall Street on Line 600.
Dating back to 1888, the Raritan River Railroad is a shortline railroad that stretched 12.6 miles (20.3 km) through Middlesex County. Passenger service ended in 1938 and the line, now much-reduced in length and part of Conrail, provides freight service through the township, where two businesses still receive weekly freight shipments of plastic. There have been proposals to turn the line into a light rail corridor.
Old Bridge Airport in Old Bridge Township supply short-distance flights to surrounding areas and are the closest air transportation services. The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark / Elizabeth, via the New Jersey Turnpike, which is 24 miles (39 km) (about 37 minutes drive) from the center of East Brunswick. John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens is roughly 36 miles (58 km) away, traveling via the Belt Parkway after crossing through Staten Island. LaGuardia Airport is roughly 37 miles (60 km) away.
Points of interest
- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick's Community Theatre and Performing Arts Center, resides in the multi-purpose Community Arts Center at Heavenly Farms Park. Recognized in 2000 as Community Theatre of the Year in New Jersey, Playhouse 22 has staged many hit musicals, dramas, comedies and original works.
- Farrington Lake and Westons Mill Pond, two segments of Lawrence Brook, are available to canoeists, kayakers and nature lovers.
- The township has Tamarack Golf Course, a public golf course operated by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority.
- The Middlesex County Fair Grounds is the site of the week-long Middlesex County Fair held every August, providing festivities and food for families throughout Central Jersey and surrounding regions. First held in 1938, the Fair moved to its current site located on Cranbury Road (County Route 535) in 1965.
- The East Brunswick Museum, formerly the Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church, in the community of Old Bridge features the works of local artist James Crawford Thom.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with East Brunswick include:
- T. Frank Appleby (1864–1924), represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 to 1923
- Robert Asaro-Angelo, labor leader and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Michael Barkann (born 1960), sports host, anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia
- Amir Bell (born 1996), basketball player for Hapoel Be'er Sheva B.C. of the Israel Basketball Premier League
- James Bornheimer (1933–1993), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 to 1982 and in the New Jersey Senate from 1982 to 1984
- George Brasno (1911–1982) and Olive Brasno (1917–1998), vaudevillian performers known for their roles in the Our Gang comedies and Charlie Chan movie series, who turned down an offer to appear as Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz
- Jeanie Bryson (born 1958), singer
- Chris Cimino (born 1969), WNBC weatherman
- Wally Dallenbach Sr. (born 1936), professional car racer
- Steve Dildarian (born 1969), creator, writer, producer, and the voice of HBO's The Life & Times of Tim
- Marc Ecko (born 1972), clothing designer
- Hallie Eisenberg (born 1992), actress, sister of Jesse Eisenberg
- Jesse Eisenberg (born 1983), actor who has starred in The Squid and the Whale, Zombieland, Adventureland, The Social Network and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Bryan Fortay (born 1971), former football quarterback who played for the Frankfurt Galaxy and the Miami Hooters
- Skott Freedman (born 1979), award-winning independent singer/songwriter
- Irving Freese (born 1903), mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, and the third Socialist mayor elected in the United States
- Margaret Kemble Gage (1734–1824), who allegedly spied on her husband General Thomas Gage in order to supply military intelligence to the American Revolutionary Army
- Scott Gottlieb (born 1972), physician and investor who served as the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2017 until April 2019
- Peter I. Haskell, broadcaster on WCBS 880 radio
- Dulé Hill (born 1975), actor who has appeared on The West Wing and the USA Network series Psych
- Sabah Homasi (born 1988), mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division
- Ghilene Joseph (born 1997), footballer who plays as a midfielder / forward for the Guyana women's national team
- Tomas Kalnoky (born 1980), singer and guitarist of Streetlight Manifesto and formerly Catch 22
- Mindy Kleinberg, one of the "Jersey Widows" who were vocal in demanding an official investigation into the intelligence failures which led to the September 11 terrorist attacks
- Mr. Lawrence (born 1969), voice actor and comedian, best known for voicing the SpongeBob SquarePants character Plankton
- Sam Mattis (born 1994), track and field athlete who competes in the discus throw
- Coleman Mellett (1974–2009), jazz guitarist
- Anne Milgram, New Jersey Attorney General from June 2007 to January 2010
- Josh Miller (born 1970), NFL Super Bowl-winning punter
- Jackie Miskanic (Jax) (born 1996), singer who finished third on the 14th season of American Idol
- Adam Mitzner (born 1964), attorney and writer of legal thrillers
- Ari Ne'eman (born 1987), autism rights activist
- Heather O'Reilly (born 1985), three-time Olympic games gold medalist as a member of the United States women's national soccer team
- Jack Petruzzelli, guitarist and singer with The Fab Faux, a Beatles tribute band
- Nancy Pinkin, politician who has served as County Clerk of Middlesex County since 2021, before which she served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2014 to 2020, where she represented the 18th Legislative District
- Matt Pinfield (born 1962), MTV VJ and writer for Rolling Stone
- Badal Roy (born 1945), tabla player
- April Saul (born 1955), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles written for The Philadelphia Inquirer
- Michael Seibel (born 1982), managing director at Y Combinator
- Brian Selznick (born 1966), author and illustrator of children's literature
- Rafael L. Silva, Brazilian-American actor
- Jack Sinagra (born 1950), former mayor of East Brunswick and New Jersey State Senator
- Sterley Stanley (born 1966), politician and businessman serving as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 18th district
- Philip Streczyk (1918–1958), World War II hero
- Greg T The Frat Boy, radio personality on WKTU and formerly on Z100
- J. C. Thom (1835–1898), artist
- Cenk Uygur (born 1970), far-left activist and host of The Young Turks
- Jim Vallely (born 1954), Emmy Award-winning writer from Arrested Development
- Lorie Van Auken, one of the "Jersey Widows" who were vocal in demanding an official investigation into the intelligence failures which led to the September 11 terrorist attacks
- Lenny Veltman (born 1967), contestant on The Apprentice
- Stefan Weisman (born 1970), composer
- Dave Wohl (born 1949), Assistant General Manager of the Boston Celtics
- Henrietta Christian Wright (1854–1899), children's author
- Aaron Yoo (born 1979), actor who starred in the film 21
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- Oliveto, Gerald. "History Of The Raritan River Railroad", Jersey Central Railway Historical Society, May 1999. Accessed December 3, 2019. "The Raritan River Railroad (RRRR) began operating in 1888 and grew to the final size of 12.6 miles in 1917. The 12.6 mile mainline ran from South Amboy to New Brunswick.... The old RRRR mainline has since been cut back from New Brunswick to East Brunswick/ New Brunswick border with the current terminus being at the banks of Farrington Lake."
- Preserving Rail Rights of Way in Middlesex County Archived October 16, 2020, at the Wayback Machine, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Accessed December 3, 2019. "On this basis the following rail lines may merit future investigation on their feasibility for accommodating a light rail and/or busway type of passenger service. Raritan River Railroad. South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, East Brunswick, Milltown, North Brunswick, New Brunswick - This corridor could address some of the east-west travel needs in the central area of the County providing a transit way that would link the City of South Amboy and the City of New Brunswick. This could also provide a viable commuter travel alternative to the heavily used Route 18 Corridor."
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- About Playhouse 22, Playhouse 22. Accessed January 4, 2012.
- Tamarack Golf Course, Middlesex County Improvement Authority. Accessed January 4, 2012. "Tamarack features two 18-hole championship golf courses in East Brunswick, which were designed by Hal Purdy."
- History and Background 81 Years - 1938 - 2019, Middlesex County Fair. Accessed December 3, 2019. "The county fair was held at the East Brunswick Grange and the contiguous properties of the Dunhams Corner Union Chapel and the Township of East Brunswick Municipal Complex which then consisted of a town hall and garage that would eventually become Playhouse 22.... In 1960 the trustees realized that the fair had outgrown the Dunhams Corner Road properties and decided to enter into negotiation for the purchase of the Scott Farm on Cranbury Road. This paved the way for the development of the Middlesex County Fairgrounds as it is known today, with closing on September 15, 1961. It took nearly four years for approvals to be received from East Brunswick and the County for the use of the property as the fairgrounds, and nearly a year to clear and prepare the property for parking and fair activity space. Despite these hurdles, the fair opened on its own property for the fair of 1965."
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- Theodore Frank Appleby, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 30, 2007.
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- Marks, Jon. "Michael Barkann is Always on the Run", Jewish Exponent, February 3, 2016. Accessed June 25, 2019. "Since returning to Philly — where he started off with KYW television more than 30 years ago — Barkann has covered the various local pro and college teams. It’s kind of ironic he’d wind up here, though, considering he grew up in the heart of Giants territory in East Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J."
- Amir Bell, Princeton Tigers men's basketball. Accessed November 13, 2020. "Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.; High School: East Brunswick"
- Saul, Louise. "Tract Stirs Dispute In New Brunswick", The New York Times, May 26, 1974. Accessed April 19, 2020. "Assemblyman James Bornheimer, who lives in East Brunswick, has introduced in the Legislature three bills aimed at saving the tract for open space."
- Kemp, Heather Wendt for Weird NJ. "Weird NJ: The Brasnos – Old Bridge’s movie heroes", Asbury Park Press, April 23, 2017. Accessed December 26, 2017. Persons short in stature historically have found work in the entertainment industry. The members of the Brasno family of Old Bridge were able to benefit from this trend. They were a family of six, four of whom were little people. As 'proportional' dwarfs, or 'midgets' as they were commonly known in the 1930s, siblings Olive and George Brasno were offered Munchkin roles in The Wizard of Oz.... Not foreseeing that the movie would become a classic, Olive and George declined MGM’s offer, choosing instead to continue with their own more lucrative vaudeville act, 'Buster Shaver, Olive and George.'"
- Staff. "N.J. musicians among victims of Continental plane crash near Buffalo", The Star-Ledger, February 13, 2009. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Mellett, lives in East Brunswick with his wife, singer Jeanie Bryson."
- Chris Cimino profile, WNBC, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 9, 2007. Accessed February 13, 2011. "He currently resides with his family in East Brunswick, NJ."
- via Associated Press. "Second Time Around", St. Petersburg Times, May 24, 1972. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Wally Dallenbach, a 36-year old veteran driver from East Brunswick, N.J., will get a chance to compete in the 56th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race after all."
- Gacser, Ava. "East Brunswick native creates new animated comedy series", Home News Tribune, September 25, 2008. Accessed December 4, 2014.
- Video: New York graffiti artist 'tags' US presidential Air Force One Boeing 747-200B, Flight International, April 18, 2006. "Ecko, who was born in Orange County, California and moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey to found Eckō Unltd in 1992, says he painted the aircraft to protest against laws against outdoor art in various cities including New York."
- O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "A Runner-up Beauty-pageant tale is no crowning achievement", Asbury Park Press, September 29, 2000. Accessed December 4, 2014. "The good news is that Hallie Kate Eisenberg of East Brunswick, playing a spunky but vulnerable 8-year-old, gives the movie a real jolt of charm."
- Jordan, Chris. "East Brunswick native, 26, stars in two new films", Asbury Park Press, May 23, 2010. Accessed December 4, 2014. "In Eisenberg's short but productive career, the East Brunswick native has taken on a variety of roles, including a kid dealing with divorce in The Squid and the Whale; an amusement park ride operator in Adventureland and a zombie killer in Zombieland."
- Forrester, Paul. "The Overachiever", The Village Voice, November 30, 1999. Accessed June 25, 2019. "In 1989, Bryan Fortay, a slickly packaged, highly touted quarterback from East Brunswick, New Jersey, was the quarterback recruit for coach Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami."
- Flick, Larry. "Continental Drift",Billboard, February 23, 2002. Accessed June 25, 2016.
- Blank, Gerald. "Norwalk Didn't Vote For Marx", PM, April 16, 1947. Accessed January 14, 2013. "He had been born, on February 18, 1908, one of five sons, in East Brunswick Township, N. J.... Irving Freese had gone to a one-room elementary school and had been graduated from the New Brunswick High School."
- Allen, Thomas B. Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War, HarperCollins, 2010. ISBN 0-06-124180-6, p. 52. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Oliver was a nephew of General Gage's wife, the former Margaret Kemble, from East Brunswick, New Jersey, who adapted to British ways while clinging to her American identity."
- "With a resume that's both asset and liability, Scott Gottlieb preps for FDA confirmation hearing", Duke University SciPol, April 5, 2017. Accessed November 6, 2019. "Gottlieb grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., the son of a psychiatrist and a teacher."
- Peter Haskell Archived 2011-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, WCBS. Accessed February 13, 2011.
- "Dule Hill" in Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress. Accessed December 20, 2016. "Place of Birth: East Brunswick Township, New Jersey"
- Feitl, Steve. "UFC 218 fighter Sabah Homasi got athletic start in East Brunswick", Asbury Park Press, November 30, 2017. Accessed January 22, 2018. "While Sabah Homasi only spent the first decade of his life in East Brunswick, he has vivid memories of growing up in the Garden State. He and his friends from the neighborhood turned the street he lived on – Noel Lane – into their own athletic field, whether it was a baseball diamond, soccer pitch or basketball court."
- Ghil Joseph, Arcadia University. Accessed March 9, 2021. "Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.; High School: East Brunswick"
- Faust, Michelle. "On the verge of stardom: Catch 22", Quinnipiac Chronicle, October 16, 2003. Accessed July 6, 2008.
- Alexander, Andrea. "Sept. 11 kin want answers", Asbury Park Press, November 20, 2003. Accessed December 4, 2014. "'It is extremely disappointing,' said Mindy Kleinberg of East Brunswick. Her late husband, Alan, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald."
- Bourbeau, Mary Ann. "East Brunswick native voices SpongeBob Squarepants character", Courier News, November 15, 2015. Accessed December 20, 2016. "Sheldon J. Plankton, the villainous character on SpongeBob Squarepants, is in a never-ending search for the secret formula in his nemesis' Krabby Patty recipe. Though Plankton continuously fails in this quest, Douglas Lawrence Osowski, who voices the tiny sea creature on Nickelodeon's animated series, found the secret formula that led to his own success – animation."
- Sam Mattis, Penn Quakers track and field. Accessed June 25, 2019. "Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.".
- Stewart, Zan. "Guitarist Mellett loves its versatility", The Star-Ledger, May 15, 2008. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Performing with Glen Ridge-based Niewood, especially in an intimate trio, is a prime situation, says Mellett, who lives in East Brunswick with his wife, singer Jeanie Bryson."
- "Corzine Nominates New Chief Justice and Attorney General", Governor of New Jersey press release dated June 4, 2007, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 12, 2008. Accessed June 11, 2012.
- Josh Miller player profile, Scout.com. Accessed March 28, 2007.
- Staff. "Writers name 2 Cats All-Americans; Miller goes from depths to top honor", Arizona Daily Star, December 1, 1992. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Josh Miller's telephone rang just after noon yesterday.... Miller, a senior from East Brunswick, NJ, was studying for a communications test when Henry called."
- Olivier, Bobby. "N.J. American Idol singer Jax reveals she has cancer", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, August 8, 2016. Accessed December 20, 2016. "Jax, the bubbly 20-year-old who finished third on "American Idol" in 2015, revealed Monday she has thyroid cancer. In an interview with New Jersey 101.5 radio, the East Brunswick resident discussed a difficult last few months, which involved surgery to remove 12 cancerous tumors from her thyroid gland."
- Cutler, Jacqueline. "Adam Mitzner: A Case of Redemption", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, June 9, 2013. Accessed June 25, 2019. "Like Mitzner, who's from East Brunswick, Sorensen is a New York City lawyer, so the descriptions of courtrooms, the workload and the attitudes of judges have the ring of authenticity."
- Harmon, Amy. "Nominee to Disability Council Is Lightning Rod for Dispute on Views of Autism", The New York Times, March 27, 2010. Accessed September 9, 2013. "Mr. Ne'eman, who grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., has said his condition caused him to be bullied in high school."
- Marx, Greg. "Another View on Autism: Self-advocates reject the term disease; seek accommodations instead.", New Jersey Monthly, June 26, 2009. Accessed September 9, 2013. "Ne'eman, a graduate of East Brunswick High School, can be sensitive about how he is portrayed, and not without reason."
- North Carolina's Heather O'Reilly Captures Honda Soccer Award Archived 2007-05-04 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Coast Conference press release dated December 20, 2006. Accessed May 4, 2007. "The East Brunswick, N.J. Native Is Also Automatically Nominated for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Award."
- Rosen, Amy. "Fab Faux bring Beatles tunes to New Brunswick: East Brunswick native Jack Petruzzelli plays keyboards & guitar" Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Allentown Examiner, October 1, 2009. Accessed February 13, 2011.
- Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed August 23, 2020. "Public/Party Service: East Brunswick Township Council 2005-14, President 2006-08; East Brunswick Planning Board 2005, 2008-09"
- Jordan, Chris. "East Brunswick-bred Matt Pinfield hosts Holiday Extravaganza", Home News Tribune, November 5, 2008. Accessed December 4, 2014.
- "Play it again, Badal Roy", India Abroad, September 10, 2004. Accessed June 26, 2008. "But last week, Roy, an East Brunswick, New Jersey–based tabla player, who has performed with the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Yoko Ono, was part of the tournament's opening night act."
- The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Explanatory Journalism: Michael Vitez, Ron Cortes and April Saul, The Pulitzer Prizes. Accessed February 13, 2011. "April Saul was born on May 27, 1955, in New York City, and grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey."
- Michael Seibel, All American Speakers. Accessed April 3, 2022. "Michael Seibel was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived there for his first nine years. His family then moved to East Brunswick, NJ, where he graduated from East Brunswick High School in 2000."
- Rich, Motoko. "Reads Like a Book, Looks Like a Film", The New York Times, January 26, 2008. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Mr. Selznick, whose grandfather was a cousin of the legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick, grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., the oldest of three children."
- Jack Sinagra, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 25, 1998. Accessed May 30, 2010.
- "Sterley Stanley Gains District 18 Assembly Seat Formerly Held by East Brunswick's Nancy Pinkin", TAP into East Brunswick, January 13, 2021. Accessed May 5, 2021. "History was made tonight when two-term East Brunswick Councilman Sterley Stanley overwhelmingly defeated Edison Councilman Joe Coyle to become the first South Asian to represent Middlesex County in the New Jersey State Legislature."
- "No Place Like Old United States, Much Decorated Sergeant Says" Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed October 2, 2007. "Before the war, he lived near East Brunswick, N.J., the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Semchemko."
- Pogue, Forrest C. Pogue's War: Diaries of a WWII Combat Historian, University Press of Kentucky, 2006. ISBN 0-8131-9160-2, p. 64. Accessed December 4, 2014. "I was leader of the first section of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Division, and we were scheduled to go in on the first wave. My assistant section leader was Technical Sergeant Philip Streczyk, East Brunswick, New Jersey."
- Jordan, Chris. "New band delivers a statement about intensity", Home News Tribune, December 7, 2010. Accessed February 13, 2011. "Prepare to get Phowned. It's the name of a new show on Spike TV featuring East Brunswick native Greg T. and the rest of the Z100 Elvis Duran and The Morning Show crew.
- Staff. "Historic Trolley Treks planned for March 11" Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Old Bridge Suburban, March 8, 2007. Accessed February 13, 2011. "The East Brunswick Museum is housed in the former Simpson Methodist Church built in 1862 in the heart of the township's historic district. The museum has a large collection of local artifacts, including antique kitchen equipment, sewing and clothing pieces, farm implements, photographs, former New Jersey Gov. Harold Hoffman's elephant collection and several paintings by local artist James Crawford Thom."
- Uygur, Cenk"Column: Historical Fact or Falsehood?" Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine, The Daily Pennsylvanian, November 20, 1991. Accessed January 4, 2012. "Cenk Uygur is a senior Management major from East Brunswick, New Jersey."
- Dunphy, John. "E.B. native wins Emmy for best comedy writing: EBHS alumnus among writers, producers" Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, East Brunswick Sentinel, September 29, 2005. Accessed February 13, 2011.
- Harper, Tim. "Widows back Kerry after Bush rebuffs 9/11 probe; President stalled inquiry, they say 'Jersey Girls' condemn Iraq war", Toronto Star, September 15, 2004. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Lorie Van Auken of East Brunswick, N.J., said the Bush administration 'took its eye off the ball' by invading Iraq before its work was done in Afghanistan and Al Qaeda training camps were still operating."
- Gacser, Ava. "East Brunswick's Lenny Veltman liked being in Trump's boardroom", Home News Tribune, April 16, 2006. Accessed December 4, 2014.
- Staff. ""Breaking Big. 21 Jersey Artists making their mark beyond Main Street. - Stefan Weisman: Composer, East Brunswick Archived 2012-04-07 at the Wayback Machine, Inside Jersey, January 2012. Accessed January 4, 2012.
- via Associated Press. "Nets hire Dave Wohl", The Lewiston Journal, August 10, 1985. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Wohl, a native of East brunswick, N.J. anda former player with the Nets, has yet to officially sign a contract."
- Micale, Jennifer. "A walk around the block: History echoes down the streets of this old town within a town", Home News Tribune, January 23, 2003. Accessed September 16, 2007. "Built in 1844, the Old Bridge Baptist Church rears its white steeple on Kossman Street, not far from the home of Henrietta Christian Wright, a children's author in the mid-1800s whose mother, Rachel, was brutally murdered there in 1906."
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- School Data for the East Brunswick Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- East Brunswick Public Library
- East Brunswick History
- Local History – Facsimile of the 1677 Bill of Sale
- East Brunswick Car Service
- East Brunswick Rescue Squad
- East Brunswick Fire District #1
- East Brunswick Independent Fire Company/Fire District #2
- East Brunswick Fire District #3
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- Tower Center complex
- Scenic Lawrence Brook(pictures)
- Rutgers Cooperative Extension: Video Series on the Restoration of Manalapan Brook
- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick's own community theatre
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