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Resident: Basic Decency Shouldn't be Forgotten in Debate Over School Start Times

January 26, 2020

To the Editor:

On De. 17, I attended a Bridgewater-Raritan board of education meeting to learn about the process with which proposals to delay school start times were being reviewed. Much to my dismay, it seemed as though the board, at that time, was within weeks of approving a substantial delay to start times for the upcoming school year.

Understanding the serious implications of a delay ...

Bridgewater Police: Parsippany Residents Arrested for Theft of Almost $900 Worth of Equipment from Target

January 21, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two Parsippany residents were arrested for shoplifting after they were found with almost $900 worth of electronic equipment from Target, in the Bridgewater Promenade, Jan. 7 at 4:55 p.m., according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Carlos A. Gil-Castano, 19, and Nikole Viegas, 19, were charged with shoplifting and obstruction of justice.

According to police, ...

Make Your Vote Count! Nominate Favorite Charity or Non Profit by January 31, 2020 for Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway

January 19, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ - Make your vote count! Valairco Heating and Cooling has extended their Valairco Cares program into 2020. They will continue to donate $500 every three months to a charity or nonprofit as nominated by their friends, customers and general public. The voting deadline for the next giveaway is January 31, 2020. Click here to nominate your charity or nonprofit.

The most ...

Prosecutor: Bound Brook Arson Suspect Caused $52M in Losses

January 17, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the arson suspect charged with burning down two 5-story buildings in downtown Bound Brook Sunday night will remain in jail until a pre-indictment conference in March.

In his denial to release the suspect on bail, Superior Court Judge Kevin M. Shanahan referenced posts that appeared on Juan Hector Padilla's Facebook page in the days ...

'Midwives' Poses Questions of Science, Faith and Healing

New Brunswick, NJ - The play based on Cris Bohjalian’s successful novel, “Midwives,”  is receiving a thoughtful, haunting production at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

The stirling cast brings each character to life during a stormy winter in Vermont. The first act takes place in a farmhouse bedroom,  where Charlotte (Monique Robinson) is expected to soon ...

'Goodnight Nobody' Explores Emotional Terrain

PRINCETON, NJ - Three long-time friends gather at a cabin in the woods in this startling original play by Rachel Bonds. Borrowing from the children’s story, “Goodnight Moon,” the play explores the fraught lives of those trying to reconnect.

We learn that Nan is an artist, who one summer had an affair in the cabin, with Mara, Reggie’s mother. That immediately sets up ...

Rutgers Names Holloway as University's First Black President

January 24, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Jonathan Holloway as its first black president.

The school's Board of Governors approved the hiring on Tuesday, Jan. 21. He will begin serving his presidency on July 1. According to Northwestern University's website, he has served as that school's Chief Academic Officer ...