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Nitang Patel for Piscataway School Board - Column J

November 2, 2018

For over two decades, I have been a practicing pharmacist serving over 13,000 nursing home residents in the capacity as Director of Pharmacy at Partners Pharmacy.  I am committed to the highest standards of healthcare and medication management and have extensive experience in my profession.  My wife and I are also local Piscataway business owners.  As business owners, we understand ...

Shelia Hobson for Piscataway School Board - Column J

I am a retired Homicide Lieutenant with over 25 years of experience in law enforcement with the Essex County Prosecutor’s office, where I was the first female officer assigned to the homicide unit.  As an investigator, I was assigned to various units ranging from child abuse, domestic violence and trial sections.  Also, I spent 17 years working at Rutgers University providing ...

Jeffrey Fields, Sr. for Piscataway School Board - Column J

Dedicating the past 25 years to Piscataway Township, working in the Department of Public Works has been extremely rewarding for me.  I have had the opportunity to learn first-hand what Piscataway residents want for our town.  As I prepare to retire, I believe that the best volunteer service one can do, to give back to our community, is to serve on the Board of Education.  We have a ...

Ira Stern for Piscataway School Board - Column K

A Piscataway resident for over 30 years, with my wife June, I have raised two children that have graduated from Piscataway’s public schools. In addition, we are blessed with a grandson that is a Children’s Corner graduate! A former soccer coach, I was also an active parent in the schools, and served on Board Committees, before running for the school Board in 2012.

I have also been ...

Isaac Peng for Piscataway School Board

Why are you running for re-election to the Piscataway School Board?

I have benefited from the kindness of others many times in my life. My entire education from kindergarten to Ph.D. did not cost my family or me any money, but it surely wasn’t free. It was paid for by others in the belief that somehow society would benefit from my education and I have been committed to making good on ...

Murphy, Menendez, Booker, Watson Coleman, Pallone, Coughlin in East Brunswick Tomorrow

November 3, 2018

Dear Editor,

As an East Brunswick resident and a member of the Middlesex County Young Democrats, I would like invite interested voters to attend the Get Out the Vote Pep Rally for the Democratic Column A Team this Sunday, November 4 from 3-5 pm at the Middlesex County Vocational-technical High School on 112 Rues Lane.

We are very pumped for Election Day and would like to extend a welcome to ...

Congressman Pallone Addresses Opioid Epidemic

Dear Neighbors,

When I travel throughout New Jersey, I hear constantly about the opioid epidemic that is devastating our communities. More than 2,200 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, nearly a 40 percent increase in the death toll from the previous year. Thousands more individuals and families face the debilitating realities of addiction. That is why I have made it a priority to address ...

Former School Security Guard Accused of Sex Assault of Youths

November 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former security guard at a Perth Amboy middle school now faces charges of have sex with minors at the guard's home, and sending nude photographs two minors, authorities said today.

Elios Arias-Aguilar, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, a single count of third-degree aggravated criminal ...


Somerset, NJ – Walter Heda, 72, known to many as “Chief,” passed away with his ...
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Eduardo J. “Eddie” Perez, 61, of Piscataway, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday August ...
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Military Personnel Who Serve in Life and Death

November 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The cadavers of military veterans are being used to prepare medics to treat the devastating injuries they will encounter when deployed, through a unique collaboration between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the United States National Guard.

Many of the cadavers were former military personnel who had decided to donate their bodies to science to train those who ...

St. Francis Cabrini Knights of Columbus Brunch for Piscataway Chiefs Special Olympics

On Sunday, October 28, the St. Francis Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council #11017 sponsored a benefit brunch in support of the Piscataway Chiefs Special Olympic athletes.  The brunch included an array of breakfast specialties, cereals, pancakes, French toast, bacon and sausage, as well as a made-to-order omelet station.  The Knights manned each station with a smile as they helped ensure ...

Rutgers' Evening Of Science And Celebration Gives Horsemen Some Feed For Thought

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.

Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses affects their overall health.

Ulcers are an issue in horses, especially those used ...

Franklin Township: Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackwells Mills Road

November 11, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A Plainfield man died Saturday night from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash on Blackwells Mills Road near Van Cleef Road, according to police. 

George Garrett, a 35-year-old man from Plainfield, was determined to be the victim, according to police. 

The Franklin Township Police Department received a 9-1-1 call on Nov. 10 at 11:37 pm ...

All Inked Up and No Place To Go

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo. 


The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up ...

Confidence is the Result of Experience

Most people say, “When I feel more confident, then I’ll…”  But confidence is not the starting point.  Confidence is the result of experience.  When you take action, plowing through the resistance, anxiety and fear of what lies ahead, that is how you build your confidence and your self-esteem.
Every one of us has experienced resistance around doing ...

No Tricks Here! Free, Online Halloween Treats for Kids

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook ...