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Fatal Hit-and-Run on Route 522

December 14, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is in search of a driver who left the scene of a fatal accident last night in the township.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced today that authorities are actively searching for the driver that fled after striking a ...

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -  On December 13, 2019 at approximately 2:38 pm an off-duty corrections officer came upon a woman, the apparent victim of multiple stab wounds, on the sidewalk outside her South River home and called police for assistance.

The South River Police responded to the location and requested assistance from the Middlesex County Special Operations Response Team. The ...

Spotswood Freshmen Melissa Wehrle And Katrina Cicero Looking To Carve A Place For Female Wrestlers On The Mat

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Female wrestling has been growing at the high school level by leaps and bounds across the nation over the past six years. According to an article by ESPN last spring, female wrestling is the fastest growing high school sport in the nation, boosted in part by the addition of women's wrestling in the 2004 Olympics. New Jersey's high profile state high school wrestling ...

Crafts, Jazz, new software and more at Piscataway Public Library

Check out these upcoming events at the Piscataway Public Library.  For a full schedule of events, go to piscatawaylibrary.org/events.  

Intro to Inkscape 
Join us in the MiY Makerspace at Kennedy Library (500 Hoes Lane) on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30pm to learn how to create vector graphics using the free software Inkscape. The class will cover the basics of creating ...

New Jersey Date Night: Holiday Outings to Light Up Your Heart

December 13, 2019

The holiday season is upon us and even though we feel pulled in every possible direction, it’s important to make time for our other halves. It may seem impossible with all the parties, school programs and work events, but scheduling a date is not only great for your relationship but a perfect way to celebrate the beauty of the winter holidays.

And when it comes to a beautiful ...

Piscataway Resident Expresses Concern about Town Council Meetings

December 12, 2019

To the Editor:

I’ve written before about how discouraging it is to go to Piscataway Town Council meetings and find a stonewall of non-response from the Council and Mayor when residents raise important issues.  Last night, we saw them actually respond, with hostility and personal animus, around two issues:

why the town only represents a Christmas Tree in its holiday display in ...

NJ Needs To Protect Religious Freedom As It Seeks Public Health Solutions

On Thursday, December 12, the Senate Health Committee will be meeting to vote on S2173, a bill that would restrict or remove religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations, thus prohibiting 35,500 children from attending New Jersey schools. 

But let’s stop pretending this is about the 2.6% of NJ families who are using religious exemptions. It isn’t.  It is a ...

Rutgers' LeGrand Spreads Inspirational Message to High School Students

ROSELLE - As he was wheeled into recovery following surgery, fear and doubt followed Eric LeGrand.

This was October 2010 and the Rutgers defensive lineman had just days earlier suffered two fractured vertebrae in a collision with an Army kick returner. When he tried to move his arms and legs, he said, it was like they were held down by 10,000-pound weights.

Soon, though, friends started ...

Obituaries

Jeanette Bivona, 65, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 12, 2019 at her home in ...
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Anne Butrico, 97, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 surrounded by her family at Robert Wood ...
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Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

FBI Agents Arrest Keyport Pawn Shop Owner in Connection with Shootout in Jersey City

December 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City.

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The ...

Three Doctors Foundation honors student community work through the Positive Peer Pressure Challenge

SOMERSET, NJ – Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins – better known as the Three Doctors – recognized the students who participated in the 2019 Positive Peer Pressure Challenge at the Three Doctors Foundation Holiday Basketball Benefit at Franklin High School today. 

Students from Franklin Township to Brooklyn worked since July ...

NJ Governor Murphy Orders All Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Jersey City Hate Crime Victims

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Governor Phil Murphy ordered all US and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20 in recognition of the victims of the hate crime in Jersey City: Detective Joseph Seals, Moshe Deutsch, Linda Minda Ferencz, and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

Save the Date: Franklin’s 23rd Annual Community Breakfast

December 14, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation will host its 23rd annual Community Breakfast to benefit students through its scholarship program. 

The breakfast will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel-Somerset on Jan. 20 at 8:30 am. NJ Department of Education Commissioner, Dr. Lamont Repollet will be the keynote speaker. 

Early ...

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8 Tips for Coping with Depression During the Holidays

December 13, 2019

Joy. It’s a word most would associate with the holiday season, yet for many of the 320+ million people worldwide suffering from depression, joy might feel nearly impossible this time of the year. According to one study, 38 percent of people surveyed said that their stress levels increased during the holidays.

The holidays tend to be a difficult time for those battling depression.

Man of Steel

Over Thanksgiving my daughter, home from college, wanted to do something with me that would be fun, healthy, and relaxing.

Perfect, I told her, thinking we could watch football, drink lite beer, and maybe fall asleep on the couch.

It turns out her idea of something fun, healthy, and relaxing was to attend a yoga class.

Here is what I know about yoga. Nothing.

Here is what I fear about ...