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Car Hits Construction Vehicle, then Another Vehicle in Route 18 Crash

November 15, 2019

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - An accident occurred when a car traveling south in the left lane of Route !8 hit a road construction vehicle and then sped into the right lane this morning.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced today that police are investigating a motor vehicle crash in which one person was ...

Jamesburg Man Charged with Murder in Stabbing Deaths of his Father and Another Township Resident

JAMESBURG, NJ - A dangerous blaze covered the evidence of two murders in a Jamesburg house fire last Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Jaree D. Kitchen has been charged with the first-degree murder of his father Clifford Kitchen.  Now he will face the same charge in the stabbing death of Gregory Fischer.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief ...

South Plainfield Celebrates Diwali at Senior Center

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The borough held its Diwali celebration Saturday, inviting members of the community to learn all about the Hindu festival of lights. The event was hosted by the South Plainfield Public Library and took at the South Plainfield Senior Center.

“Our goal is to make Diwali more accessible to our patrons, to help them understand it and to give them a chance to take ...

New Exhibits Featured in Kennedy Library

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Stop by Kennedy Library to enjoy Erik Burro's Legacy of  Remembrance photography exhibit and Pauline Perlman's Faceless Dolls exhibit. 

The works of these talented artists will be on display through the end of November. 

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Rutgers Awarded 'Greatest Growth in Student Voter Turnout' in Big Ten Voting Challenge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More and more Rutgers students are voting.

The university had the greatest gains in student voter turnout over the past four years in the Big Ten Voting Challenge – a nonpartisan initiative to spur civic engagement and encourage more students to head to the polls.

Launched in 2017, the Big Ten Voting Challenge awards two campuses for their student voting efforts: ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield - Anna Serido, 104, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at her ...
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Piscataway – Julia Rose Ungermah, 31, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 18, ...
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Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

Scenes from The Red Carpet Screening of 'Shooting Heroin' at Cranford Theater

November 17, 2019

CRANFORD, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore (The Irishman and HBO's The Deuce) and writer-director Spencer T. Folmar hosted a red carpet screening of the film “Shooting Heroin” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the newly reopened Cranford Movie Theater.

Folmar told the audience that he was inspired to write the movie after seeing the effect of the opioid epidemic ...

Police Seeking Witnesses to Route 22 Car Crash

BOUND BROOK, NJ -  Police are looking for witnesses to a Saturday night jeep crash that occurred in the area of Route 22 and Mountain Avenue, according to a Bound Brook Police department Facebook post. 

Bound Brook Police say they responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on fire at approximately 11:34 pm. Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle in the woods off ...

Edison Police Arrest North Brunswick Man After Stolen SUV Chase

EDISON NJ – A North Brunswick man is under arrest after allegedly leading police on a Veteran’s Day chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle on Route 1 into the Avenel section of Woodbridge where the vehicle struck a pickup and snapped apart a utility pole.

During the pursuit, police said Ibe O. Allah Jr., 18, ignored traffic signals, struck another vehicle near Parsonage Road and, ...

Dash, Splash, and Bash With Thanks4Giving In Asbury Park

November 15, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Thanks4Giving to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) will be held near Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. This annual plunge has evolved into two great events, now incorporating a run along the boardwalk in the all new Turkey Dash 5K before plungers take the Turkey Splash in the crisp Atlantic Ocean.

Organized by the Law ...

Somerset: Cedar Hill Prep Honors Veteran's Day

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Pre-Kindergarten students from Cedar Hill Prep commemorated Veteran's Day Monday, Nov. 11. 

"The Pre- Kindergarten classes were honored to have our very own Petty Officer First Class Christine Smith visit us in our classroom in celebration of Veterans Day," CHP officials said in an announcement. 

Smith joined the United States Navy ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

November 7, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

Thanks for the Memories

I want to Marie Kondo my head.

I want to remove all the junk in there that is no longer giving me joy.

Actually, I don’t really know much about Marie Kondo, other than a vague understanding that she is the guru of decluttering. Once while surfing Netflix, I clicked on her show, Tidying Up. I thought it might be some sort of grisly crime scene drama.

It turns out it was a reality TV ...

Stop Lecturing Your Kids... And Do This Instead

You’re trying to get some cooperation, or to make a point with your teen. You have the best intentions and it’s going well, until it’s not. At some point (usually pretty quickly) it turns into a lecture.  How can you tell?

Look and listen. You see it on your child’s face, or in the eye-rolling. You hear it in a sigh or a groan. Better to stop now.

But you ...