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Impact Church Adopts New Market Avenue

May 21, 2019

Stewardship Director Trina Folks, on behalf of Pastor De’Andre Salter of Impact Church, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt a one-mile stretch of New Market Avenue. 

Impact Church, located at 1253 New Market Avenue, learned of the Borough’s Adopt-A-Spot program through reading in the local media about some spots that became ...

Linda Hansen Reflects on 25 Years With the South Plainfield Library

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Growing up, Linda Hansen spent much of her free time at the South Plainfield Public Library (SPPL) perusing the shelves, catching up on movies, and completing school assignments. However, despite her love for her hometown library and reading, Hansen, who has worked for SPPL since 1993 and served as its director since 2012, initially did not plan to pursue a ...

Georges Road Closed In Both Directions

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to downed power lines, Georges Road is currently closed in both directions from Ridge Road to Route 130 while repairs are being conducted. Residents and commuters should avoid the area if possible.

Want to End Cannabis Prohibition? Vote Ron Rivers.

May 13, 2019

Last week, Politico New Jersey reported that the proposed cannabis legalization bill that has the the support of a majority of New Jersey residents is unlikely to be passed during this legislative session.

The reason?  Political infighting.  Quite simply, our elected representatives are ignoring the will of the people they were chosen to represent and instead are allowing petty ...

Serious About Fighting Climate Change? Vote Ron Rivers.

We are at a critical crossroads, and every one of us has a decision to make.  The climate crisis poses a genuine threat to all New Jersey residents, and our window to address the challenges ahead proactively is rapidly closing. 

There is an overwhelming consensus among scientists that human activity is directly responsible for the rapidly changing climate and we need drastic action ...

Speak Up Now - It’s up to the NJDEP to protect our health, safety and environment from the NESE Project with Compressor Station 206 by June 5

May 8, 2019

Though FERC’s definition of “need” for the NESE Project is only based on economics, under the National Gas Act, and since National Grid has subscribed to purchase all the gas that this Project would deliver, it is not unexpected that FERC issued their Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the NESE Project on May 3.

Even though the FERC claims that the impacts ...


- May 12, 2019
Gale grew up in Rahway, New Jersey and developed a love of theatre while in high school. Her ...
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Piscataway – Cesar L. Reyes, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Barnabas Medical ...
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Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

A Merciless Mother's Day: All Hell Breaks Loose on "Game of Thrones"

For the first time in eight seasons, I am torn as I embark on my second-to-last “Game of Thrones” recap and review.

In honor of all those we lost on Sunday and for the sake of maintaining loyalty to the characters whom I have devoted so much time and energy to over the last several years, I’m going to do my best to keep my opinions on the quality of the writing at bay for the ...

Republican Chair Requests County Prosecutor Investigate Possible Malfeasance in Middlesex County Board of Elections

May 21, 2019

OLD BRIDGE, NJ- Lucille Panos, Middlesex County Republican Chairwoman, has requested Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew Carey, determine whether malfeasance was committed by Daniel Frankel, Commissioner of Registration at the Board of Elections when hiring temporary employees to process Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

The Board of Elections is authorized to ...

Middlesex County Invites Residents to Participate in Free Storytelling Workshop

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - As part of an extensive public engagement campaign for the County's new comprehensive master plan, Destination 2040, Middlesex County is working with coLAB Arts to provide residents of Middlesex County the opportunity to participate in a FREE storytelling workshop on June 23, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm at the First Reformed Church Education Building ...

Rutgers University Unveils Long-Term Vision For Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines details and quantifying measures toward "achieving determined goals over a ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

Medical Tips from Etheridge Family Medicine - Prostate Screening

May 13, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - As we get older, it is even more important to schedule routine physical exams with your general physician.

Men over the age of 40 years old are at increased risk for problems with their prostate, which is a small walnut-sized organ that produces seminal fluid. Due to its location, men with an enlarged prostate may experience problems with their bladder functioning.

If you are ...

Meet The Measles

I am not sure if I ever had measles. I know I had gerbils. And a hamster once. But I don’t recall ever having measles.

Of course, measles aren’t small furry animals or some popular Hasbro toy that is in short supply around the holidays. The Measles are not a Korean Pop boy band or an annoying TV sitcom family. Measles are not a breakfast cereal or small colored candies that fizz in ...