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How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

3 1/2-Year Sentence for East Brunswick Teen on Armed Robbery Charges

January 23, 2019

NEWS BRUNSWICK, NJ - An East Brunswick youth who had pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in the juvenile corrections facility, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.

Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva ordered the 17-year-old defendant incarcerated in the New Jersey Training School for Boys known as Jamesburg, Carey said.

He ...

Artworks Grace 40 Store Fronts for 'Windows of Understanding'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It took after-school sessions every week for three months. That is how long 40 city middle school students worked to complete a painting titled "America Is For Everyone," which is now on display in a store front at 84 Albany St.

That work, from the New Brunswick Middle School Art Club, is one of the dozens on display for the second annual Windows of Understanding ...

Gift of the Gods: Iron and Bronze Book Presentation and Signing with Local Author Thomas Berry

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, February 10 at 2pm, South Plainfield Public Library welcomes local resident Thomas Berry who will do a presentation and hold a book signing for his book, Gifts of the Gods: Iron and Bronze.  Gifts of the Gods: Iron and Bronze is a work of historical fiction focusing upon the ancient conflict between Athens and Sparta. Thomas Berry weaves some of his own ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ – Claude R. Harrison, 83, passed away at Robert Wood Johnson University ...
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Piscataway – Stanley A. Strokis, 88, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at JFK Medical ...
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Board Appoints Advisory Member From Rutgers

January 22, 2019

Dr. Gail S. Verona was appointed to serve as the Rutgers University Advisory Board Liaison to the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.

 “Rutgers University expressed a desire to serve on our Board in an advisory capacity a year ago, and the addition has been productive,” said ESCNJ Board President Dale Caldwell.

“The Board ...

Franklin Township: Etheridge Family Medicine Hires New Physician Assistant, Shenaz Halani

SOMERSET, NJ -  Shenaz Halani is one of Etheridge Family Medicine's newest hires. 

Halani graduated from Marist College's Physician Assistant program and is a licensed Physician Assistant in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Halani has worked at the Center for Asthma and Allergy and also at Care Station Medical Group where she gained years of experience ...

Rutgers Postpones Tuition Payments for Families of Furloughed Workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition and other fees from federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown, and their dependents.

“This is one way that we can minimize that stress and eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues,” Rutgers University President Robert Barchi said in ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Programs to Combat Opioid Addiction

January 23, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The initiatives are part of $100 million investment made by the governor to fight the opioid crisis. In 2018, over ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...