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County Announces Plans for Pathway Resurfacing and Lighting Improvements at Spring Lake Park 

July 22, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation announced earlier this month plans for improvements at Spring Lake Park. 

In a July 12 letter sent to borough officials, Rick Lear, the county’s director of parks and recreation, stated that the project at the South Plainfield-based property will include ‘removal of old lighting and ...

Visitation Times Announced For Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former Spotswood mayor Nicholas Poliseno will be laid to rest on Friday, July 26. Poliseno passed away on Thursday, July 18 at his home from illnesses he contracted from his work as a first responder on September 11 according to his obituary. He was 41 years old. A mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. following prayers at the Brunswick ...

Middlesex County College Board Welcomes Newest Member

Edison, NJ - Sitwat Syed is the newest addition to the Board of Trustees of Middlesex County College (MCC). She will serve as the alumni representative. Her one-year term will end on July 30, 2020.

The alumni representative is elected to the MCC board by the graduating class. The board also includes 8 members appointed by  Middlesex County, two by the State of New Jersey, and the County ...

Temporary closure of Westergard due to excessive heat warning; Keep Cool at Kennedy Library

Due to the excessive heat warning, Westergard Library will be closed from Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24, while air conditioning repairs are made.  We anticipate Westergard will reopen on Thursday, July 25.

Books and other aterials may be returned to the Westergard book drops or at Kennedy.  Please call 732-463-1633 with any questions.

During this closure, please ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

A Warrior's Fight

July 9, 2019

Dear Friends,

Only a few short weeks ago we celebrated the wedding of Nicole and Jared, it was a sunny happy day for the bride and groom and all who attended. Soon after Nicole became the recipient for her lung transplant another much anticipated and happy occasion. The surgery met physician expectations and recovery is moving along slowly… We watch daily Nicole‘s fight to fully ...

Sources: Barchi Will Step Down as Rutgers President in 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year.

Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with the situation.

The announcement of Barchi's exit gives school officials time ...


- 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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Fiancé of Westfield School Principal Who Died in Bone Marrow Donation Sues

July 22, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fiancé of the Westfield High School principal who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a stranger has sued the hospital at which he gave the donation.

The lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth by Dr. Derrick Nelson’s fiancé Sheronda Braker on Monday claims that during the Feb. 18 procedure at ...

Here's the Scoop: Stage House Tavern 'Summer Spoons' Ice Cream Shop to Benefit Charities

SOMERSET, NJ - The Stage House Tavern quietly kicked off its Summer Spoons program to benefit the Somerset County Food Bank Network on Saturday, July 20. 

The old doctor's office has been transformed into an ice-cream shop dispensing soft serve vanilla, chocolate, and twist with a choice of chocolate or rainbow jimmies. 

"The Ice cream is free for all kids in ...

Freiman: Anti-Semitic Flyer Posted in Hillsborough Infuriating, Frightening

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –Police continue to investigate the posting of an anti-Semitic flier on the glass doorway of the township municipal building last week.

A township employee found the flier when she arrived for work.

State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex), who lives in a neighborhood not far from the Peter J. Biondi Municipal complex on South Branch ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Middlesex County School Board Candidate Petitions for Nomination Due July 29

July 19, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The deadline for filing petitions of nomination for School Board candidates is on or before 4 pm on Monday, July 29. In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the 2019 General Election ballot, petitions must be signed by at least 10 persons, one of whom may be the candidate, and must be filed with County Clerk Elaine Flynn.


Petitions may be picked up ...

Alyssa's Law Brings Silent Panic Alarms to Public Schools in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a New Jersey law under which public schools are required to install silent panic alarms to protect students during emergency situations.

 The law (formerly A-764) is known as “Alyssa’s Law,” after former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student ...

Medical Tips from Dr. Etheridge: Nutrition/ diet

July 18, 2019

Eating and exercise go hand in hand. When and what you eat can be important to how you feel when you exercise, whether it's a casual workout or training for a competition. Consider these eating and exercise tips.

Go for healthy food choices like lean meat and fish
Avoid processed food
Instead of fried food, go for grilled, baked or broiled, the warmer weather is here so this is a ...

A Call to Arms

I am one of those guys who is inspired to action watching dramatic sporting events.

For example, every four years, after watching the summer Olympics, I sign up for a gym membership.

Just a couple of months ago I played a round of miniature golf after being moved by Tiger Wood’s thrilling victory at the Masters.

There is something about overcoming adversity and performing at high ...

17 Things I Learned as a Recovering Parent

What are you (and every other parent) addicted to? Your child, of course, and the dreams you have before you even hold that baby in your arms. Those dreams have the power to derail your natural parenting instincts. But remember... you are always at choice! In any moment, you have the power to choose a new way of being, speaking and doing, and to influence your children for ...